NEW ZEALAND: Sauvignon Eclipses Chardonnay As New Zealand's Premier Grape

By Tony Baker | 7 September 2001

Sauvignon Blanc has become the premier grape variety in New Zealand eclipsing Chardonnay in tonnages harvested in 2001, according to the Wine Institute of New Zealand's newly published annual report. For 2001, 20,826 tonnes of Sauvignon Blanc were vintaged compared with 17,067 of Chardonnay and 8015 of Pinot Noir in third place.

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Sauvignon Blanc has become the premier grape variety in New Zealand eclipsing Chardonnay in tonnages harvested in 2001, according to the Wine Institute of New Zealand's newly published annual report. For 2001, 20,826 tonnes of Sauvignon Blanc were vintaged compared with 17,067 of Chardonnay and 8015 of Pinot Noir in third place.

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