What do we know about New Zealand? Maybe it’s just that it’s so far away and famous for being a shepherd. Few people know that New Zealand produces one of the best wines in the world today. New Zealand is a state located 1,000 miles southeast of Australia. It consists of two islands, North and South, and is considered the most environmentally friendly and green country in the world. The heyday of New Zealand winemaking began in the 1970s and continues to this day. New Zealand wines have a special place in the category of grape white wines. The country has become famous for its aromatic Sauvignon Blanc wines, which are completely different from the sauvignons of other countries. Marlborough has a unique taste and aroma of sauvignons, gooseberries, asparagus and tropical fruits.
Production features Chardonnay crops have grown significantly in recent years. In general, New Zealand is a country of white wines, so Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Riesling wines are valued equally. Red wines from European grape varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Wellington, Pinot Noir from Martinborough – can not be ignored. In the local climate, in fertile soils, the usual grape varieties give completely new wines, bright and different. Almost all New Zealand wines are produced in three regions: Hawke Bay and Gisborne on the North Island and Marlboro on the South Island. Small wineries are available in Auckland, Canterbury, Northland. It should be noted that New Zealand wines are still rare guests in the CIS, so you have a great opportunity to find new shades and flavors of fine wines!