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
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.