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Bubbling up in Otago?

Rudi Bauer, wine maker at Quartz Reef, says that more producers are following his trailblazing sparkling wine production.

 

Central Otago is best know for its savoury Pinot Noirs. Will they really get a higher premium price for sparkling wines, or will this just be a niche product? I'm not sure.

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Bubbles the next big thing in NZ? - NZ Herald

Bubbles the next big thing in NZ? - NZ Herald | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Dr Tony Jordan, one of the kings of sparkling wine, is tipping NZ for it's bubbly potential.

 

I've tried a sparkling savvie or two and I can't say I've been impressed. Cloudy Bay's Pelorus has been around for a while and there are some niche examples of great fizz in New Zealand, but can they afford the investment to produce great quality bubbles?

 

With England and Argentina already on their way to gaseous greatness, do you think there's room for the Kiwis too?

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New Zealand Pinot Noir 2009 - Decanter

New Zealand Pinot Noir 2009 - Decanter | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

I love a good Kiwi Pinot Noir and so it seems does the Decanter Panel.

 

Read through this selection of 28 New Zealand Pinots and see which might tickle your fancy.

 

It's great to see some smaller names in there, mixed up with the ones that we usually expect. They've included some of my faves: Neudorf Home Block, Martinborough Vineyards and the outstanding value Spinyback from Waimea.

 

There are a few I've never tried, so maybe more "research and development" is required?

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The Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification 2012 - Matthew Jukes

Matthew Jukes, one of the UK's most influential wine writers, has released his 2012 classification of NZ Pinot Noir producers.

 

Compiled with Tyson Stelzer, it uses a 5-year movign average of quality to pick out the top producers in the land of the long white cloud.

 

Personally, I'd have Forrest, Neudorf and Nanny Goat rated above Villa Maria - but that's just me. Take a peek, see if you agree and maybe pick out something you think you should give a try.

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