New Zealand Red Wine

Considering New Zealand has had a rather long stunt in the growth of its wine production, some of the most delicate and delicious red wines in the world come from NZ.

Due to climatic issues with the ozone layer and therefore the agricultural dissuasion to grow red grapes, the wines that New Zealand create, stem from the colonial times, and have been part of local culture for over a hundred years before they were considered high enough quality for its eventual export in the 1970s and 1980s.

With ten separate growing regions dotted around the coast, the main outgoing sources for the best New Zealand reds are firstly from Northlands and Bay of Plenty, where the climate has more sunshine hours, and secondly from Wellington and Nelson with the lower regions more prominent of Chardonnays and other white grapes.

Read more about New Zealand Red Wine

Influence

Stemming from colonial French catholic missionaries that migrated over to New Zealand, these grapes are again reflective of the cultural and history of the country’s agriculture.

Based predominately around blending and Bordeaux style grapes, the red wine in New Zealand heavily influenced by the French.

Pinot Noir grapes are most widely exported, and a few very delicious choices like the Brancott Estate Pinot Noir or even the Seifried Estate Nelson Bay Pinot Noir have the lighter notes of its French cousin, but with a more affordable price label.

Wines by grape

As mentioned previously, the main grapes exported from New Zealand is Pinot Noir.

Light, almost watered down in consistency and colour, this wine doesn’t compromise on flavour.

Very drinkable, this is a red to be enjoyed with pasta, seafood and pork dishes.

However the west coast region of Marlborough is home to some of the best cabernet sauvignon available at an affordable price.

The hot periods along with the wet seasons in Australia make it an ideal environment for growing nearly every type of grape.

Noted for having arguably the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world, the red New Zealand grape remains a pleasant surprise and worth.

Growing techniques

Unlike the standard vineyard set up that European wine producers traditionally use, New Zealand uses unusual growing techniques and production standards.

Using metal equipment in processing, all wine takes on the added acidity and tart flavour of all ones produced.

Notables

Carrick Unravelled Pinot Noir 2013, Dog Point Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013, Geese The Brothers Syrah 2011 & Maimai Merlot 2012.

Author

Michael Bredahl

Michael Bredahl

Wine Writer

Michael is an online enthusiast, with a lot of knowledge about online marketing. Traveling around the world to hunt for the perfect wine. Latest on Sicily, where Etna has a huge impact on the taste, which is strong with a bitter aftertaste for the youngest wines, but older wines are fantastic. Drinking wine, and writing about them, are one the passions. Remember to drink responsibly 🙂

Are you a Copywriter?

We have a lot of articles without much content, if you can do it better, you are welcome to write a nice article, and get the proper credit for that. Read more information about beeing an author, and Contact us for more information.

Red Wine Informations

Top 15 English Beers

The Flagship Beers of England
After having known the types of English beers, you might be wondering how to choose the best from this vast list.

English Beer Types

Understanding Beers of England England is brewing beers for several hundred years. We all know that in the brewing market, the country is well-known for its cask beers, which are otherwise called as real ales. But, this is all the country brews? Absolutely not!...

Happy Valentines Day

Of all the special days each year when it is great to enjoy wine, Valentine’s Day is something a little different.

The Perfect Wines for Christmas Day

For many families, Christmas is the only time of year they spend together. This of all reasons, is why Christmas is still the major event on the calendar.

Accessories
Bar and Cocktail Equipment
Glassware
Wine Accessories
Wine Opener
Alcohol Free
Beer
Ale
Brown Ale
Chinese Beer
Christmas Beer
Czech Beer
Danish Beer
English Beer
Finnish Beer
German Beer
Iceland Beer
Indian Pale Ale
Italian Beer
Japanese Beer
Lager
Mexican beer
Pale Ale
Seasonal Beer
Stout
Swedish Beer
Turkish Beer
Wheat Beer
White Ale
Champagne
French Champagne
Cocktail
Aperitivo
Campari
Cider
Cocktail Bitters
Cocktail Mixer
Cocktail Muscat
Cocktail Shakers
Cordial
Curacao
Fruit Juice
Garnishes
Mead and Tonic Wine
Muscat
Pernod
Puree
Soft Drinks
Spirits Mixer
Syrup
Dessert Wine
Australian Dessert Wine
Chile Dessert Wine
Drambuie
English Dessert Wine
French Dessert Wine
Fruit and Ginger Wine
German Dessert Wine
Hungarian Dessert Wine
Italian Dessert Wine
Madeira and Marsala
New Zealand Dessert WIne
Portugal Dessert Wine
Sauterne
Sherry
South African Dessert Wine
Spanish Dessert Wine
Vermouth
Liquor
Absinthe
Armagnac
Baileys
Brandy
Cachaca
Calvados
Cassis
Cognac
Cognac and Brandy
Cointreau
Eau De Vie
Gin
Gin & Genever
Gran Marnier
Grappa
Irish Liqueur
Irish Vodka
Japanese
Liqueur
Pisco
Poteen
RTD'S (Ready to Drink)
Rum
Sake
Sambuca
Schnapps
Speciality
Spirit
Tequila
Tequila & Mescal
Vodka
Port Wine
French Port Wine
Portuguese Port Wine
Portuguese White Port
Ruby Port Wine
Tawny Port Wine
Red Wine
American Red Wine
Argentina Red Wine
Australian Red Wine
Austrian Red Wine
Bulgarian Red Wine
Chile Red Wine
English Red Wine
French Red Wine
Georgia Red Wine
German Red Wine
Greek Red Wine
Hungarian Red Wine
Italian Red Wine
New Zealand Red Wine
Portuguese Red Wine
South African Red Wine
Spanish Red Wine
Uruguay Red Wine
Rosé Wine
American Rosé Wine
Australian Rosé Wine
Chile Rosé Wine
English Rosé Wine
French Rosé Wine
German Rosé Wine
Italian Rosé Wine
New Zealand Rosé Wine
Portuguese Rosé Wine
South African Rosé Wine
Spanish Rosé Wine
Sparkling Wine
American Sparkling Wine
Argentina Sparkling Wine
Cava
Cyprus Sparkling Wine
French Sparkling Wine
German Sparkling Wine
Italian Sparkling Wine
Prosecco
Sekt
South African Sparkling Wine
Spanish Sparkling Wine
Walisisch Sparkling Wine
Whisky
Blended Malt Whisky
Blended Whisky
Bourbon & USA Whiskey
Grain Whisky
Irish Whiskey
Other Whisky
Scotch Whisky
Single Malt Whisky
White Wine
American White Wine
Argentina White Wine
Australian White Wine
Austrian White Wine
Chile White Wine
English White Wine
French White Wine
Georgia White Wine
German White Wine
Greek White Wine
Hungarian White Wine
Italian White Wine
New Zealand White Wine
Slovakian White Wine
South African White Wine
Spanish White Wine
Wine
Chile Wine
English Wine
Exclusive Wines
Fine Wine
French Wine
German Wine
Italian Wine
New Zealand Wine
Port Sherry Madeira
Portugal Wine
Spanish Wine
Wine Gifts
Beer Gifts
Case
Gift Packaging
Spirit Gifts
Voucher
Wine & Champagne Gifts
No ratings yet.

Give this page a High Five!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This