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TASTING NOTE Situated in Marlborough's Awatere Valley, Clifford Bay's cool climate has an intensifying effect on vari...Read more...
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TASTING NOTE Situated in Marlborough's Awatere Valley, Clifford Bay's cool climate has an intensifying effect on varietal flavours in the vineyards. Powerful aromas of currants, green gooseberry and fresh lime intermingle with exotic fruit in this delightful Sauvignon Blanc. A generous and juicy palate gives way to a long steely finish. VINEYARD DATA Vineyard Yield Low-moderate Vintage Detail Excellent weather around flowering, followed by warm temperatures with rain helping to maintain excellent vine health. 100% machine Harvested SOILS AND VITICULTURE The fruit for this wine comes from a mix of vineyards in the Awatere Valley with a range of vine age and viticultural techniques. The common thread through all the vineyards is close attention to vine balance and health. This enables the vineyard to optimise the ‘site expression’ and unique characteristics of the Awatere Valley. WINEMAKING DATA Whole Bunch: No Destemmed: 100% Fermentation: Innoculated Fermentation Vessel: Tank Barrel Type: n/a New Barrel: n/a Maturation: 2 months on lees Fining: Gentle Filtration: Gentle to bottle Malolactic: No Bottled: August 2008 CELLARING Enjoy now or reap the rewards of 12-18 months of careful cellaring.
|Sugar: 2.5gL grams per liter|
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