Flashcards in South Island Deck (26):
What is the Northernmost region of the South Island?
What is the sunniest wine-producing region of New Zealand?
What is the rainiest region of the South Island?
What 4 grape varietals compose over 80% of the vineyard acreage in Nelson?
What region of the South Island is responsible for half of the entire country's wine production?
-nearly 19,000ha of Sauvignon Blanc alone
-Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling
What company controls nearly two-thirds of Marlborough's vineyards?
-through subsidiary wineries such as Brancott and Fairhll
Montana's______ brand sparkling wine are the most exported wines of the country.
Lindauer is a partnership between Montana and what champagne house?
-formed in 1988
Name 2 major sub-regions of Marlborough
What is the soil composition of the Awatere Valley?
sandy, alluvial loam topsoil over gravel
-provides excellent drainage and limits vine vigor
What is New Zealand's fastest growing wine region of the early 2000s?
Name the successful sub-region of Canterbury.
-Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
What is the climate of Central Otago?
-the only region in the country that experiences this climate
-Pinot Noir is the prominent grape varietal.
What are Central Otago's 4 best known sub-regions?
What is the main soil type of the 3 sub-regions of Marlborough?
sandy, alluvial loam over gravel
-providing excellent drainage and limiting vine vigor
Name the 4 unofficial sub-regions of Nelson.
Upper Moutere (Moutere Hills)
Name 5 natural features of Nelson.
Nme 3 major producers of Nelson.
Name the major natural features of Marlborough GI.
Richmond Range (divides Marlborough and Nelson)
Wither Hill Range
Name 6 major producers of Marlborough.
Name the 4 major natural features of Canterbury GI.
Name 4 major producers of Canterbury.
Name 2 unofficial sub-regions of Canterbury GI.
Name 3 major natural features of Central Otago.
-Waitaki River (North Otago)
Name 4 major producers of Central Otago.