Most Americans who like New Zealand wine became familiar with it because of Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, a region on the northeastern tip of the country's South Island. From an American perspective, ground zero for New Zealand wine could be a Sauvignon Blanc vineyard just like the one where Alex Giesen is standing on a sunny January afternoon—midsummer in this Southern Hemisphere nation.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 15, 2001.
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