Grapes left for maximum flavour (NZ)
Marlborough wineries are experiencing a short and sharp vintage with lighter yields, which owners expect will stabilise the industry and bring wine prices back up. Allan Scott Wines winemaker Bruce Abbott said they were hoping to get this year’s vintage wrapped up in 14 days. Harvesting had been “short and compact”, beginning on April 10. A lower yield than previous years had meant there was no pressure to get the fruit in, reports The Marlborough Express.