Marlborough Wine Region, New Zealand

Marlborough is the most famous wine region in New Zealand and produces 77% of the whole New Zealand’s wine. Located in the northeast part of Southern Island, this region owns 90% of the vineyard area of the country, and is famous for Sauvignon Blanc, which occupies 55% of the total wine production, and 80% of New Zealand wine is for exportation.

马尔堡是新西兰最著名的葡萄酒产区,生产整个新西兰77%的葡萄酒。他位于南岛的东北角,拥有整个新西兰90%的葡萄园,最有名的长相思品种占据了全国55%的产量。整个新西兰80%的葡萄酒都用于出口到国际市场。

Marlborough’s alternating hot days and colds night results a freshness and aromatic complexity for its Sauvignon Blanc, with pungent and unique tropic fruit flavors and grassy notes. One wine critic- George M. Taber, Judgment of Paris (New York, Scribner, 2005) said, “no other region in the world can match Marlborough, the northeastern corner of New Zealand’s South Island, which seems to be the best place in the world to grow Sauvignon blanc grapes.”

马尔堡交替的温暖白天和凉爽夜晚给他的长相思带来了新鲜和芳香的复杂风味,形成了独有的刺鼻的热带水果和青草气息。葡萄酒评论家George M. Taber (巴黎审判评委)说:“世界上没有其他任何产区能够与这个新西兰南岛东北角的马尔堡相比,这里是世界上出产长相思最好的产区。”

Cloudy Bay – owned by MHD puts New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc on the world map. The silt soil has bad drainage, resulting powdery mildew, excess vigor and other fungus disease. Canopy management is vital for maintaining a healthy vineyard. Better quality wines are from stony and shallow soil providing better drainage and resulting deeper roots. The birds damage is another serious problem, New Zealand falcon was raised to prevent birds damage to the vineyards.

云雾之湾(酩悦轩尼诗Diegio旗下品牌)让新西兰的长相思在世界地图上崭露头角。虽然这里的瘀泥土排水性不好,带来粉霉病,过度繁茂的藤叶以及其他真菌疾病,但是棚架管理维持了葡萄园的健康。质量更好的葡萄产于多石和更浅的土壤,这提供了更好的排水性且更利于葡萄藤扎根。鸟类是葡萄园中一大灾害,新西兰猎隼曾被用来防止鸟类摧毁葡萄园。

It was Montana wines (now Brancott Estate and owned by Pernord Ricard) purchased around 1000 hectares of land during 1970s and revived the wine production in Marlborough. Other famous wineries includes Oyster Bay, Villa Maria, Framingham (famous for its various style of Riesling), Wither Hills etc.

Montana 酒庄在1970 年代购买了当地大约1000英亩的葡萄园,从此振兴了葡萄酒行业。这个酒庄现在叫做Brancott Estate,被酒业巨头Pernord Ricard 拥有。其他著名的酒庄包括 Oyster Bay, Villa Maria, Framingham (famous for its various style of Riesling), Wither Hills 等等。

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