Flashcards in South Island Deck (14):
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 region's vineyard acreage?
What region of the South Island is responsible for half of the entire country's wine production?
-nearly 10,000ha 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?
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.