Marlborough New Zealand

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Marlborough is located on the top east coast of South Island with mountains to the west and is New Zealand’s largest wine producing region. The first wineries and growers planted grapes there in the 1970’s.

The main varietal is Sauvignon Blanc and the region currently has 23,600 hectares of land with planted grapes.

Marlborough is one of New Zealands driest and sunniest areas.

Average daily summer temps are 75 degrees fahrenheit but cool nights keep acid levels in the grapes high.These distinct temperatures provide for a wine high in both fruit content and acidity.

The terroir has a moderate low fertility and a stony sandy topsoil.

Categories: Wine Wisdom

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