We came to New Zealand in March earlier this year, just when the 2019 harvest was about to begin. We saw lots of fine grape bunches and we had the feeling that it would be a good harvest, a great vintage. And it was.
In fact, 2019 is an exceptional vintage, in all regions, from the northernmost on the North Island to the southernmost on the South Island. The summer was long and warm with just the right amount of cool temperatures during the nights. Very good conditions for good maturity and good acidity. However, the volumes were less than expected.
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Travel: Come and experience New Zealand with us on the wine tour in March 2020!
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