Clifford Bay Pinot Gris
$1599each
$191DOZEN
WineryClifford Bay
Fruit Pinot Grigio
Regions Marlborough
  New Zealand
Each $15.99
$191.00
Available by the dozen
The precious vines at Clifford Bay are nurtured throughout the growing season by an experienced, motivated and highly talented team. One of their most charming achievements is the subtle elegance of Pinot Gris grown to the low yielding site. The wine exudes aromas of pear, apples and spice followed by a well rounded palate with concentration of flavour. A lively finish exhibits the distinctive minerality which is so distinctive of Clifford Bay's rich and generous wines.
A regimen of careful canopy and yield management techniques, including leaf plucking and shoot thinning are employed are essential to encouraging the most splendid harvests from Clifford Bay's sustainably certified vines. Lower than average crop yields achieve wines of great intensity and fine aromatics. Pinot Gris is harvested from estate and grower vineyards in the Awatere and Wairau Valleys, throughout the cool of night to retain flavour and freshness. Grapes are gently pressed and the juices inoculated through choice strains of yeast which are selected for their capacity to enhance the nose and palate. A cool vinification in temperature controlled fermenters preserves the lively Pinot Gris flavours. Alcohol 13.0%
TASTING NOTES
Light straw in colour. Lifted bouquet of stonefruits, orchard and spice. A mouth filling and well rounded palate, pears, apples and spice characters linger to a crisp dry finish. Exhibits impressive concentration of varietal fruit characters and an attractive mineral undertone. An excellent match with good food.
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Clifford Bay Pinot Gris
WineryClifford Bay
Fruit Pinot Grigio
Regions Marlborough
  New Zealand
  Each $15.99
  $191.00
Available by the dozen
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Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc
WineryClifford Bay
Fruit Sauvignon Blanc
Regions Marlborough
  New Zealand
  Each $15.99
  $191.00
Available by the dozen
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About Clifford Bay Wines
Clifford Bay's home is the famed Marlborough winegrowing region of New Zealand’s South Island
The estate's name comes from nearby Clifford Bay, located at the eastern entrance of the Cook Strait and the Tasman Sea. To the north are the stunning White Cliffs and beyond that is Cloudy Bay. Since first vintage in 1997 Clifford Bay have worked diligently to produce fruit driven wines that are finely balanced, refreshing and pure. The Marlborough growing region is a diverse landscape, marked by expansive, flat valleys, streams, jagged hills and mountains. As well as being home to the idyllic Marlborough Sounds, it is the largest wine producing region in New Zealand. Marlborough is one of New Zealand’s sunniest and driest areas: the region receives about 2,400 sunshine hours per year. Warm days, cool nights and an average daily temperature of 18º C (64º F) ensure that Marlborough wines possess vibrant fruit flavours, firm acidities and heightened aromatics. Clifford Bay»