Section 3: Varieties

The purity of flavour you encounter in New Zealand wine owes much to the industry’s focus on protecting the environment in which the fruit is grown. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Rosé account for over 90% of production, but New Zealand also excels in the production of an increasing range of popular styles and varieties – with Sparkling, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Syrah, and Bordeaux Blends leading the way, and everything from Albariño to Zinfandel also being explored across New Zealand’s diverse wine regions.

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