Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

The centre of the New Zealand’s wine industry is in the Marlborough Region with its unique Marlborough wines. The Marlborough Region is located in the North East of the south island of New Zealand and is the largest wine district in terms of production and vineyards.

The Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is probably one of the most well known wines to come from the region and is now sold all over the world.

Since the first grape growers started planting in Marlborough during the 1970s, there has been extensive growth and fame in the wine industry.

The Marlborough wine region represents over 60% of total vineyard area in the country. The country is unique as there is a contrast between hot sunny days and cool nights, helping vintners extend the ripening period of their vines.

The cooler Marlborough climate has given the world a new style of wine with it’s remarkable Sauvignon Blanc.

Marlborough’s vineyard plantings are mostly around Renwick, Blenheim and Cloudy Bay in the Wairau valley.

New Zealand’s successful wine festival, The Marlborough Wine Festival, is held here, sampling a selection of Marlborough wines, local produce and gourmet cuisine.

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