Marlborough Pinot Gris - Clark Estate
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MARLBOROUGH PINOT GRIS

Pinot Gris is a delicate wine with subtle aromatics that can be enhanced in the winery. However, most of the flavour is generated in the vineyard. Structure and texture is created by producing quality grapes, minimal handling of the fruit in the winery and clever winemaking techniques such as barrel ferments and occasional lees stirring.

VINEYARD

Intensive work is done in the vineyard with excess shoots being taken off in late spring. A ‘green’ harvest takes place in late summer to strip off unwanted fruit allowing the main crop to mature and ripen fully.

WINEMAKING

The fruit is processed as soon as possible to preserve the delicate flavours.  The clear juice is racked and fermented under cool conditions until the natural sweetness is balanced by the lovely Awatere Valley acidity and subtle phenolic nuances.

SIMON CLARK WINEMAKER INTERVIEW

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