(2022) Doctor John Forrest has refined a system of natural viticulture that reduces alcohol, including this blend of Pinot Noir and the white wine grapes, Arneis. A strawberry sherbet fruitiness also shows a touch faintness, the palate balancing a tart raspberry fruit with a touch of sweetness. Balanced and perfect for those watching their alcohol intake.
(2020) An unusual blend of Pinot Noir, St Laurent and the white Arneis variety originally from northern Italy. Pale colour, strawberries and a leafy herbal character. The palate is dry and fruity, retaining that small underripe berry dryness of herbs and pomegranate. Price and stockist is for the previous vintage at time of review.
(2020) No skin contact for this, just the juice from the press makeing the colour, 100% Pinot from wide planted-rows, with sweet rose, cherry and raspberry. Lovely crushed cranberry character. No UK stockists listed at time of review.
(2020) Lovely colour, a touch of flinty and light earthy character to the strawberry and bold, sweet ripe cherry. The palate has lovely strawberry fruit, and pleasing, juicy rosy apple acidity. Serious and yet vivacious and alluring.
(2017) Though Pinot Gris is a grape that can ripen to quite a dark red, and thus could make a rosé on its own, here Saint Clair have blended in some Malbec. The colour is quite a pale salmon pink, and it's very much a dry red berry nose - raspberry, redcurrant, even strawberry - before a palate that has a good core of lemony, zest acidity and quite a full texture, adding up to a pleasing and versatile rosé. On sale at £9.30 from The Drink Shop at time of review.
(2011) Invitingly pale salmon colour, and an appealing nose too with a touch of pomegranate and redcurrant, and a glimpse of earthy Pinot quality. On the palate it has a very nice fruitiness and weight, and a bit of tannin and power (this has 14% ABV), with spices and a certain richness playing against good, tangy orange fruit and acidity.