New Zealand wines now – everything but Sauvignon Blanc

Felton Road's Calvert Vineyard

Bubbles and burgundian varieties are among the highlights coming out of New Zealand lately. Above, Felton Road's Calvert Vineyard, source of one of the top Pinots in this report. 

Last month, Julia and I reported on a new crop of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc on the market. But there is much more to New Zealand than this pungent and expressive white wine. I’ve tasted more than 120 New Zealand wines in the past few months, and the majority of them have been varieties other than Sauvignon Blanc. Tasting such a breadth of wines offers a fascinating snapshot of New Zealand...