Marlborough, New Zealand
Marlborough is a wine region located on the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island. The region is known for its world-class Sauvignon Blanc, which accounts for the majority of wine produced in the region. The climate in Marlborough is cool, with maritime influences from the Pacific Ocean and the Wairau River, which helps to moderate temperatures during the growing season.
Aside from Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough is also known for producing excellent Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, and sparkling wines. The soils in the region are primarily alluvial, which allows for excellent drainage and imparts a unique minerality to the wines.
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is known for its intense aromatics, with notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and grass. The palate is typically crisp and refreshing, with bright acidity and a long finish. Marlborough Pinot Noir is also noteworthy, with vibrant fruit flavors and a silky texture.