Flashcards in The South Island - NZ Deck (15):
Rainiest and smallest region on New Zealand South Island
Leading grape varietals in Nelson. Why?
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Noir compose over 80% of Nelson production- cool climate, lots of sun shine.
New Zealand South Island region that produces over 50% of all NZ wine
Who produces nearly 2/3 of Marlborough's vineyards?
Montana (through subsidaries like Brancott and Fairhall).
Marlborough Sparkling wine brand which is most exported wine of NZ
Lindauer (owned by Montana).
Three major subregions of Marlborough
Wairau Valley (north)
Southern Valleys (central)
Awatere Valley (south)
Soil type of three major Marlborough subregions
sandy, alluvial loam topsoil over gravel. Excellent drainage and limits vine vigor.
Wine region south of Marlborough and its major subregions
Canterbury - Waipara Valley, Banks Peninsula
Major grape varietals of Waipara Valley, and its parent region
Pinot Noir, Riesling,
World's southernmost region and New Zealand's highest altitude region.
Only NZ region to experience Continental Climate
Pinot Noir in Central Otago can flourish why?
Diurnal temperature swings, plantings on northern hillside vineyards (sun exposure), low humidity prevents rot. Long growing season.
Major producers in Central Otago
Felton Road, Mt. Difficulty, Rippon.
Where are the subregions of Wanaka, Gibbston, Alexandra, and Cromwell Basin located?