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Which wine is New Zealand known around the world for producing?

Which wine is New Zealand known around the world for producing?

Sauvignon Blanc
New Zealand has long been best known for its Sauvignon Blanc, which dominates its wine industry. In 2017, its vines took up 22,085 hectares (54,570 acres) of vineyard area, a full 60% of New Zealand’s total grape planting, and Sauvignon Blanc wine made up 86% of the nation’s exports.

Is New Zealand wine any good?

Pinot Noir is a kiwi benchmark, but Syrah is quickly gaining traction – evident at the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards. These varieties impressed with all three of New Zealand’s Platinum medals awarded to red wines, including two Syrahs from Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay, and a Pinot Noir from Central Otago.

Why is NZ wine so popular?

Natural environment. New Zealand’s natural environment is perfect for wine making. The country’s wine regions extend from subtropical Northland to Central Otago in the South Island, home of the world’s most southerly vineyards.

What are the 10 best wines in the world?

10 Best Red Wine Brands And Red Wines (2022)

  1. Château Lafite Rothschild (Bordeaux, France)
  2. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (Burgundy, France)
  3. Domaine Etienne Guigal (Rhone, France)
  4. Giuseppe Quintarelli (Veneto, Italy)
  5. Masseto (Tuscany, Italy)
  6. Sierra Cantabria (Rioja and Toro, Spain)
  7. Screaming Eagle (Napa Valley, USA)

Which country wine is best?

Unsurprisingly, France tops the chart as the best wine producing country. The French are the second biggest producer globally, beaten only by Italy, and are responsible for 29.5% of global wine exports each year, according to analysis from

Which is the best New Zealand wine?

The World’s Best New Zealand Wines

Wine Name Score Ave Price
Te Mata Estate Coleraine, Hawke’s Bay 93 $75
Ata Rangi Pinot Noir, Martinborough 93 $62
Trinity Hill Homage Syrah, Hawke’s Bay 93 $94
Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay, Auckland 93 $54

What makes NZ wine unique?

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc transmits its terroir, or “sense of place,” in a very distinct way. The wines are typically bright and effusive, with a zingy acidity that complements the citrus and fresh herbal notes, balanced on a light and crisp body.

What wine is Hawkes Bay known for?

A relatively large and diverse region capable of producing a wide range of varieties to a very high standard, Hawke’s Bay is best known for its Red Blends and Chardonnay but aromatic whites are consistently good and Syrah is incredibly impressive.

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