Flashcards in New Zealand Deck (26):
What is the climate of NZ (in general)?
cool to moderate maritime
What is the climate of Auckland?
What is the climate of Central Otago?
What shields vineyards on the Eastern Side of NZ from the worst of rain-bearing westerly winds?
What grape accounts for 50% of all plantings in NZ?
Describe a NZ Sauv Blac?
intense aromas of capsicum and gooseberry, may include an herbal note, passion fruit, tomato, and stoney minerality. Occasional hint of creamy oak
What are the 4 main white grapes of NZ?
Sauv Blanc, Chard, Riesling, Pinot Gris
What are the four main red grapes of NZ?
Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cab Sauv, Syrah
What 3 factors allow NZ to reach high levels of ripeness while retaining acidity and fresh intense aromatic flavour?
combo of cool to moderate temp, intense sunshine and large diurnal ranges
What is a viticultural problem that NZ has had to deal with?
Plant vigour (especially on flat lands which have fertile soils)
Auckland is the _____ and _____ region in NZ and therefore has an issue with ______.
Warmest and wettest, fungal disease
What grapes do they grow in Auckland?
Cab Sauv, Merlot, Chard
Describe a Chard from Griborne.
Distinct tropical flavours due to high rail fall and high temperature and sunshine hours
Which region has the most sunshine hours in NZ?
Where is Gimlet Gravels and what grows there?
in Hawkes Bay
Grows Cab Sauv, Merlot, some Syrah
What is special about the soil of Gimlet Gravels?
well drained, heat absorbing soil on the valley floor
Where is Martinborough located and what grows there?
Wairarapa and Pinot Noir
Is Marlborough on the North Island or South Island?
Wairau and Awatere are what?
Two estuary valley where Sauv Banc is planted in Marlborough.
Awatere is drier and cooler and windier resulting in high acid and distinct tomato character
What is an environmental risk is Awatere?
What is the difference between Sauv Blanc from North Valley and the South Valley of Marlborough
Northern valley has gravelly soil, give sauv blanc the distinct capsicum note
smaller valley that run off the South end of Wairau are hotter and give tropical notes.
Most are a blend of both areas
Is Nelson cooler and wetter or warmer and drier than Marlborough?
cooler and wetter
What are the 4 regions on the North Island of NZ?
Auckland, Gisbourne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa
What are the 4 regions on the South Island of NZ?
Marlborough, Nelson, Canterbury, Central Otageo
What is the main grape of Central Otago?