Marlborough
ocated at the northern end of the South Island of New Zealand, near the town of Blenheim, is a wine region with more than 100 wine producers, and 22,000 hectares of vineyards, which represents 50% of the country's wine. Wine production began in the 1970s in a region long devoted to the breeding of sheep, winemakers attracted adventurers, who tr...
ocated at the northern end of the South Island of New Zealand, near the town of Blenheim, is a wine region with more than 100 wine producers, and 22,000 hectares of vineyards, which represents 50% of the country's wine. Wine production began in the 1970s in a region long devoted to the breeding of sheep, winemakers attracted adventurers, who transformed the grasslands in vineyards. Its climate is oceanic fresh, hot summers and low rainfall, the proximity to the Cook Strait, although the valleys of the region have their own microclimates. From 2000 to 2010 tripled the vineyard area, although exceptional vintages like 2008 and 2009 generated a surplus of grapes, causing many growers flood their markets with bulk wine of lesser quality at very low prices . After the crisis of overproduction Zealand growers have joined together to reduce and their crops and regain his reputation. The grapes for excellence in this area is the Sauvignon Blanc, which produces vivid whites and a special vegetable flavor and fruity, herbal touches, some acidity, fresh and spicy. Together with these other varieties such as Pinot Noir, Merlot, Riesling and Chardonnay, which produce elegant wines with fruity, natural acidity and fine tannins.
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