Saint Clair Tuatara Bay Pinot Noir


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Saint Clair Tuatara Bay Pinot Noir 2016Experience the vibrant red fruit flavours of this Pinot Noir. The cherry flavouring is complemented by hints of plums and red currants and drinks perfectly...

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Saint Clair Tuatara Bay Pinot Noir 2016

Experience the vibrant red fruit flavours of this Pinot Noir. The cherry flavouring is complemented by hints of plums and red currants and drinks perfectly with red meat dishes. As a result of it's deep flavours this wine is an ideal selection for barbeques and can equally be paired with grilled fish, turkey or even blue cheese. The Tuatara which is a revered animal in New Zealand is a living dinosaur. It gets this name from it's ability to live for hundreds of years. This range of wines from Saint Clair have been named in honour of this remarkable animal.

Winery Information

The Saint Clair Family Estate was first settled by the Sinclair family. One of the estate's pioneers, James Sinclair, is closely associated with the founding of the town of Blenheim. Neal and Judy Ibbotson have owned the estate since 1978, tranforming it from a vineyard to a full wine making facility and joining the ranks of Marlborough winemakers to produce fine New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and other premium wines. The very first vintage from Saint Clair Wines won awards upon its release in 1994.

Saint Clair's sustainable approach to winemaking involves open canopy with good light and airflow, minimum use of sprays to control pests, and care given to individual vines to encourage good production. For instance, the vineyard empoloys leaf plucking and thinnning of fuits and shoots. They also encourage selection without cultivation as other of their sustainable practicses. They have been using a grading system since 2001 as a management tool and for assessing the quality of each vineyards wine batches.


Selected yeasts were used for fermentation. The wine was hand plunged throughout fermentation. It was then gently pressed off its skins and underwent malolactic fermentation before being blended and gently prepared for bottling.

Fruit for this wine was sourced from carefully selected vineyard sites around Marlborough.

Tasting Note
Juicy red fruits dominate the palate. Ripe red plums, raspberry, red cherry balanced with good acidity and a subtle toasty finish

Everyday Serving Suggestion
Saint Clair Tuatara Bay Pinot Noir is perfect to enjoy on its own or with charcuterie meats or pheasant stew.

Country / Region / Appellation
NZ / Marlborough / Marlborough

Hamish Clark

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Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.


What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!


What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 


What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Saint Clair Tuatara Bay Pinot Noir