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Wonderfully balanced & refreshingly crisp

Brimming with pear drop & nutty characters on the nose

Enjoy with Asian food, chicken & light pasta dishes

Clearwater Cove Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

Member rating / 24
$10.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $15.99 $13.90



Clearwater Cove Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

Clearwater Cove Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

Member rating / 24
Sourced from vines producing low yields of high quality fruit with concentrated flavours....
$10.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $15.99 $13.90

Description

This Pinot Gris is brimming with pear drop and nutty characters, leading to flavours of yellow stone fruit and honey. The palate is full and shows wonderful balance between fruit sweetness and acidity, with a refreshing crisp finish.

Along the length of the North and South Islands, the cool clear waters of the Pacific Ocean carve deep natural coves into the landscape. Intriguing for its unrivalled tranquillity, this spectacular eastern coastline of New Zealand is also renowned for its exceptional wines. In these beautiful, but harsh, conditions the vines struggle for survival, producing low yields of high quality fruit with concentrated flavours.

The 2019 growing season in Marlborough was a hot and dry one. Winemakers received small amounts of rain around the end of December, but then no further until late February. These rain events had very little impact on soil moisture levels, but helped to repleish the vines, setting up nicely to see winemakers through to harvest. Vintage started in mid-March and it provided with incredibly stable weather. This meant blocks could be picked at their optimum ripeness with fruit that was full of flavour, naturally balance acidity and lovely weight.

Select parcels of Pinot Gris were individually harvested, crushed, de-stemmed and gently pressed. The juice was cold settled for 48 hours then racked prior to a long cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks to capture and enhance the fruit flavours of pear, honey and stone fruit. Each parcel was fermented separately using a range of selected yeasts. A long cool fermentation followed to capture and enhance the pure aromatics. The wine was then blended, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Food Pairing: Enjoy with Asian food, chicken and light pasta dishes.

 

 

 

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User comments (10)

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Very enjoyable

Brian - 22/07/2020

M
Great easy drinking

Murray - 12/04/2020

good value for the money

anne marie - 09/04/2020

R
Very prompt in replying to my order placed and excellent communication. Delivery time was much earlier than expected. Thank you all so much for making it so easy as we go through very challenging times. I'll be back again to order after the Easter break. Blackmarket score 5/5from me:-)

Ruth - 07/04/2020

C
Ok wine, good for the price

Caroline - 22/08/2020

M
Prefer a more bodied pinot gri still very enjoyable good value for money

Marlene - 08/06/2020

L
Lovely wine great delivery service

Linda - 13/04/2020

T
Enjoying

Therese - 05/04/2020

J
fresh and light,3 stars

Jill - 11/08/2020

S
Value for money

Sue - 09/04/2020


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