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1

What is the climate of NZ (in general)?

cool to moderate maritime

2

What is the climate of Auckland?

warm maritime

3

What is the climate of Central Otago?

cool continental

4

What shields vineyards on the Eastern Side of NZ from the worst of rain-bearing westerly winds?

mountain range

5

What grape accounts for 50% of all plantings in NZ?

Sauv Blanc

6

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

7

What are the 4 main white grapes of NZ?

Sauv Blanc, Chard, Riesling, Pinot Gris

8

What are the four main red grapes of NZ?

Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cab Sauv, Syrah

9

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

10

What is a viticultural problem that NZ has had to deal with?

Plant vigour (especially on flat lands which have fertile soils)

11

Auckland is the _____ and _____ region in NZ and therefore has an issue with ______.

Warmest and wettest, fungal disease

12

What grapes do they grow in Auckland?

Cab Sauv, Merlot, Chard

13

Describe a Chard from Griborne.

Distinct tropical flavours due to high rail fall and high temperature and sunshine hours

14

Which region has the most sunshine hours in NZ?

Hawkes Bay

15

Where is Gimlet Gravels and what grows there?

in Hawkes Bay
Grows Cab Sauv, Merlot, some Syrah

16

What is special about the soil of Gimlet Gravels?

well drained, heat absorbing soil on the valley floor

17

Where is Martinborough located and what grows there?

Wairarapa and Pinot Noir

18

Is Marlborough on the North Island or South Island?

South Island

19

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

20

What is an environmental risk is Awatere?

frost

21

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

22

Is Nelson cooler and wetter or warmer and drier than Marlborough?

cooler and wetter

23

What are the 4 regions on the North Island of NZ?

Auckland, Gisbourne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

24

What are the 4 regions on the South Island of NZ?

Marlborough, Nelson, Canterbury, Central Otageo

25

What is the main grape of Central Otago?

Pinot Noir

26

What is the main environmental hazard of Central Otago?

frost, in fall and spring