New World Wines

New World Wine Countries
NALAS ‡ New Zealand ‡ Australia ‡ Latin America ‡ America ‡ South Africa

New Zealand
‡ New Zealand - Regions
‡ Cool climate. ‡ Long growing season ‡ Produces light, aromatic, zesty, fruity, white wines. ‡ Vineyards are the most southerly in the world. ‡ Ranks 33rd ‡ Montana is the single large producer of wines.

New Zealand
White Varietal
‡ Chardonnay ± most widely planted
used for still & sparkling wines.

Best Producers
‡ Babich ‡ Coopers Creek Vineyards ‡ Matua Valley ‡ Sacred Hill ‡ Mills Reef Winery ‡ Brancott

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Muller-Thurgau Pinot Gris Riesling Sauvignon Blanc- focused world
on New Zealand wines

Red Varietal
‡ Cabernet Sauvignon ± blended
with merlot to make Bordeaux style wines.

‡ Merlot ‡ Pinot Noir ± widely planted red
varietal, used for still & sparkling wines.

New Zealand Wine labels

Australia
‡ Australia Wine - Regions
‡ Cooler temperature in south, more vineyards. ‡ 1960 ± 1 million cases of dry table wines were produced. 1999 ± 85 million cases were produced. ‡ Regulation on viticultural regions and labeling. ‡ Grape variety named on the label, wine should be made with 85% of that varietal. ‡ Makes all types of wines

Australia
White Varietal
‡ Chardonnay ± leading varietal ‡ Muscadelle ± Used for Tokay
(fortified wines)

Red Varietal
‡ Cabernet Sauvignon delicious and sophisticated wines blended with merlot fruity wines. Blended with Shiraz to make Rhone style wines

‡ Muscat Blanc ± Muscat fortified
wines

‡ Grenache ± rich, concentrated, super ‡ Merlot ± for blending ‡ Mourvedre ± Rhone style wine when
blended with Shiraz and Grenache. Used for Port style wines.

‡ Riesling ± dry, floral wines ‡ Palomino ‡ Sauvignon Blanc ± blended with
Semillon

‡ Semillon ± used from ordinary to
extraordinary wines.

‡ Pinot Noir ± used for sparkling wines ‡ Shiraz ± leading variety. Makes
seductivem jammy, mouthfilling wines packed with fruit flavour.

Australia
Top Producers (Cabernet
Sauvignon)

‡ Hardys Thomas Hardy Coonawarra ‡ Penfolds Bin 707 ‡ Parker Coonawarra Estate

Top Producers (Shiraz)
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Fox Creek Jim Barry Claredon Hills Wynns Normans

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