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The Allure of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

How one of the world's youngest wine regions makes one of the most exciting white wines around
Harvey Steiman
Issue: October 15, 2001


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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