About New Zealand
Just like Australia, this country cultivated the grapevine at the beginning of the XIXth century. But his production of wines really took off that thirty years ago.
A grape variety played a determining role to introduce the New Zealand vineyard definitely beyond its borders: the white sauvignon. He can give birth to dry white wines of a special breed. Always in white, the chardonnay grape variety produced by some dry white wines in an often finer style than in Australia.
The country produces red wines of pinot finally black to whom style sometimes gets closer the most prestigious wines of Burgundy. The cool climate of the best New Zealand lands allows it. Some pinots blacks are however put together with the merlot.
New Zealand is made up of two islands.