Climate change could affect Marlborough's grape flavours

A Stuff article.

Marlborough’s sauvignon blanc could one day lose its famed zing if temperatures – both above and below ground – keep getting warmer.

However, winemakers are a clever bunch so don’t expect to taste too much of a difference anytime soon.

Bragato Research Institute viticultural extension and research manager Len Ibbotson said the wine industry had already started adapting to warmer seasons.

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