despite the fact that the harvest this year was in the middle of Covid-19 the crisis, both the quantity and the quality of the harvest out to be extremely good. You reap 457.000 tons which is 11% more than in 2019 and the highest in several years. Especially the Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir has had the best conditions in years and the production of the wines from these grapes has increased with respectively 38% and 27%. The absolute most planted grape variety Sauvignon Blanc which make up almost 75% of all grapes are grown with 8%. Virtually all areas have seen progress, however, is especially Hawkey's Bay has grown by 16%. Central Otago is, however, decreased by 28%.
wine regions in New Zealand extends over 1,600 km, from the subtropical vineyards near Auckland on the north island to the cool, mountainous fields in Central Otago on the south island. But stylistically the differences are not so great. The country is known for its cool wines, and most people associate primarily country with the crisp Sauvignon Blanc wines, especially from Marlborough, as well as the cool, aromatic Pinot Noir wines.
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