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Clark Estate is a quintessential family wine estate in the Upper Awatere Valley. Owned by Peter and Jane Clark and their winemaker son Simon and daughter Sarah looking after sales and marketing, they have forged a fine reputation for the aromatic whites in particular from their 10 ha of vineyards.
Intensely aromatic, the bouquet shows passionfruit, pineapple, lime zest and feijoa characters with subtle herbaceous notes. It is concentrated and powerful on the palate, and delivers excellent varietal purity and bright acidity. The wine is immediately appealing and offers terrific drinking.
Fine-grained Sauvignon Blanc in a typically (for Awatere) grassy style with green capiscum, chalky mineral, gooseberry flavours contrasting with a suggestion of passionfruit. Fruity acidity creates welcome tension in this vibrant wine