Flashcards in North Island Deck (20):
What is the smallest and northernmost region of production in New Zealand?
-produces less than 1% of the country's total
What is New Zealand's largest city?
-but only contributes 2% of the nations total in wine production
Name 3 sub-regions of Auckland.
-premium red blends and varietal wines from Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Name 2 producers of Auckland.
Montana (now under Pernod Ricard)
What is the climate of Northland, Auckland, and Waikoto?
-rot and frost are chief viticulural hazards
What sub-region of Auckland has a sunny, dry climate?
Where is the bulk of North Island's wine production concentrated?
What is the 2nd largest region in New Zealand?
What region of New Zealand is the driest?
What are the 2 most planted grape varietals of Hawkes Bay?
What region of New Zealand produces the most red wines?
Name 4 notable sub-regions of Hawkes Bay.
Gimblett Gravels-Syrah and BDX blends
Hawkes Bay has a range of altitudes and diverse soil types. Name 3 soil types.
What is the soil type of Gimblett Gravels?
Deep shingle soils
What is "Poverty Bay"?
another name for Gisborne
-the first vines in the world to see the sun everyday
Gisborne is New Zealand's ______ largest producer.
Chardonnay has replaced_______ as Gisborne's most planted grape.
-Gewürtztraminer also performs well but ref grapes struggle to ripen in the cool climate.
What is the southernmost region of the North Island?
What is the official name of the entire region of Wairarapa?
-includes New Zealand's capital city
-Wairarapa is the only wine district