Do You Know The Differences In The Sauvignon Blanc From New Zealand?

Sauvignon Blanc is not equal to Sauvignon Blanc. It depends on the region. The Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand has convinced many wine drinkers. The wine impresses with its fresh flavors and its lovely acidity. While the Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough makes up the lion’s share of the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, there’s many other wine regions that produce their own style of Sauvignon Blanc wines. The distribution is clear: Marlborough dominated the cultivation of Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand.

With approximately 86% of the total cultivation area of Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand, Marlborough is lonely top. Hawkes Bay (approx. Credit: Jack Jones-2011. 5%), Canterbury/Waipara Valley (4%), Nelson (2%) and Wairarapa (1%) are behind this far behind. However, it is worth to explore also these wines, with their special properties. Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is famous for wines that taste like green peppers, gooseberry and passion fruit.

The style of the North Island of New Zealand is rather fresher during the South Island style rather soft, ripe, tropical, lighter and more lively. 78% Of the cultivated area in Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough (South Island) are planted with Sauvignon Blanc. The Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough is aromatic, with a lively, pure fruit, herbs and exotic tropical flavors plus a Sauvignon Blanc from Hawkes Bay (North Island) of the Sauvignon Blanc from Hawkes Bay are loaded and supported with a bright acidity wines with tropical fruits. You are often expanded to a certain percentage in the barrel to give the wines in addition complexity and body. 1015 ha or even almost 21% of the vineyards in Hawkes Bay are planted with Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc from Nelson (South Island) is 479 hectares, or 50% of the cultivated area of Sauvignon Blanc in Nelson. An elegant, restrained New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, with beautiful texture and mineral notes coupled with fresh, vibrant tropical fruit and herbal flavors. Sauvignon Blanc from Wairarapa (North Island) Sauvignon Blanc is the best-kept secret of a region, the is world famous for its Pinot Noir. Nevertheless, 316 ha are grown Sauvignon Blanc there, what constitutes a share of less than 35%. The Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc is intense and alive, hauntingly fragrant and balanced and have a mineral, structural palate. Also they have a good mix of vegetable and tropical flavors. Sauvignon Blanc from Canterbury / Waipara Valley (South Island) this vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is aromatic and equipped with a crisp, fresh acidity and mineral core. The wines show a clear, juicy fruit and a nice texture. Nearly 29% of the cultivated area is occupied by the Sauvignon Blanc. Petra Naubert New Zealand wine boutique all figures come from NZ winegrowers