WINEMAKER ADAM LEE TALKS CLARICE AND BEAU MARCHAIS WINES WITH JAMESSUCKLING.COM’S CLAIRE NESBITT

American winemaker Adam Lee talks about the California-based Clarice Wine Company and Beau Marchais with JamesSuckling.com Associate Editor and Taster Claire Nesbitt. Check out their conversation for Adam's thoughts on winemaking and the future of pinot noir on the U.S. West Coast. The post WINEMAKER ADAM LEE TALKS CLARICE AND BEAU MARCHAIS WINES WITH JAMESSUCKLING.COM’S CLAIRE NESBITT appeared first on JamesSuckling.com.

WINEMAKER ADAM LEE TALKS CLARICE AND BEAU MARCHAIS WINES WITH JAMESSUCKLING.COM’S CLAIRE NESBITT

American pinot noir producer Adam Lee wears many hats: he was a co-founder of Siduri Wines in Oregon (and remains a consultant and winemaker), he founded the Clarice Wine Company in California, and he also co-founded Beau Marchais Wine in California with famed vintner Philippe Cambie.

In this chat with JamesSuckling.com Associate Editor and Taster Claire Nesbitt, Adam talks about his approach in making pinot through whole-cluster fermentation and why he varied whole-cluster percentages for the 2017-19 vintages. Claire also asks Adam for his thoughts on the uncertainty of the final product and whether whole-cluster fermentation can affect a wine negatively, to which Adam responds: “Yes, there is a risk you could have unripe stems … [but] one of the things I have found on stem ripeness is it has to do with the length of hang time and does not correlate with sugar maturity.”

Check out the rest of their conversation for more of Adam’s thoughts on pinots and their future on the West Coast.

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