Rootstock & Scionwood

An Aromatic Quintet

pdf | 181 KB | by Nick Hoskins and Geoff Thorpe (This article first appeared in Marlborough Winepress)

In recent years, alternative aromatic white varieties have generated interest from wine writers, found a niche on restaurant wine lists, and, in some cases, moved toward mainstream status. That raises a question: which variety will become the “next big thing”?

Clones of Classic Varieties: The Chardonnay Portfolio

pdf | 174 KB | by Nick Hoskins and Geoff Thorpe (This article first appeared in Marlborough Winepress)

Clonal blending provides the backbone for many great White Burgundies, including Corton-Charlemagne.

Clones of Classic Varieties: The Pinot Gris Portfolio

pdf | 147 KB | by Nick Hoskins and Geoff Thorpe (This article first appeared in Marlborough Winepress)

An Australian winemaker once said, “Making Pinot Gris is like painting a picture using only white paint.”

Clones of Classic Varieties: The Pinot Noir Portfolio

pdf | 231 KB | by Nick Hoskins and Geoff Thorpe (This article first appeared in Marlborough Winepress)

“It’s a hard grape to grow – it’s thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. Pinot needs constant care and attention. It can only grow in these really specific, little, tucked-away corners of the world. And only somebody who really takes the time to understand Pinot’s potential can coax it into its fullest expression.”

Clones of Classic Varieties: The Sauvignon Blanc Portfolio

pdf | 219 KB | by Nick Hoskins and Geoff Thorpe (This article first appeared in Marlborough Winepress)

It’s the variety that single-handedly brought Marlborough to the attention of wine critics and consumers around the world. Yet, although our industry invests heavily in research on Sauvignon Blanc’s flavour compounds and viticulture, surprisingly little effort has gone into evaluating clonal selections.

Graft incompatibility syndrome in New Zealand Merlot vines involves another possible variant of GLRaV-2

pdf | 96 KB | by R. Bonfiglioli , F. Edwards , N. Hoskins and A. Pa (Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker)

Sauvignon Blanc selection in Sancerre

pdf | 212 KB | by Dr Roderick Bonfiglioli and Nick Hoskins (Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker)

The clones behind Corton-Charlemagne

pdf | 1.2 MB | by Dr Roderick Bonfiglioli (NZ Grapegrower)

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