Marlborough, New Zealand Wine Region

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Latitude 41° / 38’S
Altitude 25 - 75 m
Growing Season Rainfall 300 mm
Mean January Temperature 17.7°C
Harvest Mid March to late April
Wineries 195
Website www.wine-marlborough.co.nz

About Marlborough, New Zealand

When you think Marlborough, you think Sauvignon Blanc. Never has a region become so synonymous with a varietal that it has almost become its own brand. These zesty, passionfruit wines single-handedly took Chardonnay’s market share in Australia in ...

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When you think Marlborough, you think Sauvignon Blanc. Never has a region become so synonymous with a varietal that it has almost become its own brand. These zesty, passionfruit wines single-handedly took Chardonnay’s market share in Australia in the early 2000s, and continue to do so today.

Positioned in the northern-eastern end of the South Island, the first commercial vines were planted in Marlborough in 1973 by industry giant Montana (now Brancott Estate). However, it wasn’t until 1985 that Marlborough was recognised, and Cloudy Bay put it on the map with, of course, Sauvignon Blanc. Today, around 50% of plantings in Marlborough is Sauvignon Blanc which accounts for 85% of New Zealand’s Savvy production. Pinot Noir has just pipped Chardonnay for the next largest plantings with Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Syrah bringing up the rear.

Marlborough’s main sub-regions are Wairau and Awatere Valley. The climate is relatively cool, but the area does experience sunny, dry summers that makes irrigation essential. The soil profile tends to be free-draining alluvial loams over a gravelly subsoil that is of low fertility providing ideal conditions for vines. The main challenge for Marlborough is spring frosts that can mark the arrival of wind fans and helicopters to circulate the air and minimise damage to the fruit.

The white wine styles of Marlborough, especially Sauvignon Blanc, can be identified by their pungent passionfruit, tropical and herbaceous characters. Marlborough is now trying to build a reputation for its Pinot Noirs that tend be tight in structure with an abundance of cherry and plum fruit. It is also worth mentioning that Marlborough produces some decent sparkling wines that are rich and full-bodied.

Vintage Ratings

2001
9
EXCELLENT
10
OUTSTANDING
2002
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2003
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2004
8
GREAT
9
EXCELLENT
2005
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2006
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2007
8
GREAT
9
EXCELLENT
2008
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2009
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2010
10
OUTSTANDING
10
OUTSTANDING
2011
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2012
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2013
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2014
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data

Wine Vintage

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Wineries

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2013 Matakana Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Here is another fresh, energetic savvy out of Marlborough bursting with tropical fruits. It's a lighter style, with smells and flavours of passionf...

Winery: Matakana Estate | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $17.99 | OUR PRICE : $15.99
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2013 Mahi Marlborough Pinot Gris

Here's an NZ pinot gris that is a welcome change from the slightly sweet versions you can get. This dry, subtley oaked PG shows an abundence of tro...

Winery: Mahi | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Framingham Sauvignon Blanc

If we could isolate wine trends in the last decade that have taken the world by storm we would have to mention the rise and rise of Kiwi Sauvignon ...

Winery: Framingham Wines Limited | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2012 Lawson's Dry Hills Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer was one of the first varieties Lawsons planted in their Marlborough vineyards and they must have had a sixth sense because within ju...

Winery: Lawsons Dry Hills | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $29.95 | OUR PRICE : $26.50
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2013 Spy Valley Riesling

When we spy a Riesling we really like, we send out a reconnaissance team to convince the wine to become a double agent and work for us. This Riesli...

Winery: Spy Valley | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2013 Astrolabe Province Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

You ask for it and we are happy to provide. Cracka Wines continue to be amazed at the non-stop Savalaunch that has our bottle shops snowed under wi...

Winery: Astrolabe | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2012 Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling

The Lawsons philosophy is to make wines of great character and varietal expression and you can see that in this ridiculously good Riesling. Load u...

Winery: Lawsons Dry Hills | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2011 Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc

There is Marlborough Savvy and then there is Te Koko – the most recognisable Savvy in the world. Big, bold, huge Sauvignon Blanc with lashing of sw...

Winery: Cloudy Bay | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $64.90 | OUR PRICE : $49.99
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2013 Hunter's Wines Marlborough Pinot Gris

Here we have a more off-dry style of pinot gris out of EnZed that would be the bomb with some Asian-inspired dishes - especially if there is chilli...

Winery: Hunters Wines | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $22.00 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2013 Clifford Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

We are focused on preserving both varietal character and regional accuracy in all of our wines. Our winemaking regime emphasizes the freshness, ba...

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2012 Tupari Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

We are not going to bother writing another note that describes Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc because we know if you’re a fan then you already know wh...

Winery: Tupari Wines | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $31.00 | OUR PRICE : $24.50
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2012 Stanrock Sauvignon Blanc

Produced by Stanley Estates in Marlborough, this is a pretty atypical savvy that we have come to expect from the region. It is quite dry in style, ...

Winery: Stanley Estates | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Spy Valley Pinot Gris

The wines of Spy Valley are a secret worth holding onto because once everybody knows how good these wines are, we’ll have blown their cover and no ...

Winery: Spy Valley | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 Wairau River Riesling

Our Riesling vines, planted in 1992, consistently produce lemon and lime and classic stone fruit characters year after year. The stony alluvial soi...

Winery: Wairau River | Region: Marlborough
RRP: $27.00 | OUR PRICE : $21.99
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2010 Wairau River Home Block Sauvignon Blanc

Utilising carefully selected fruit from the Longbend vineyard beside the Opawa River, this wine gives an intense lifted nose of ripe exotic fruits,...

Winery: Wairau River | Region: Marlborough
RRP: $42.00 | OUR PRICE : $34.99
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2010 Wairau River Reserve Pinot Noir

Produced from the estate vineyards this wine provides dark fruits entwined with savoury richness and toasty French oak. The complexity of the nose ...

Winery: Wairau River | Region: Marlborough
RRP: $42.00 | OUR PRICE : $34.99
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2013 Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Gris

Is Pinot Gris the great white hope for New Zealand after the flood of Sauvignon Blanc? If it tastes as good as this then we’d happily do a swap for...

Winery: Villa Maria | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 Clos Henri Bel Echo Pinot Noir

This is quite a plush style of pinot noir out of Marlborough that could stand up quite comfortably to some lamb chops. Lots of sweet cherries and b...

Winery: Clos Henri | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $46.00 | OUR PRICE : $39.99
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2012 Goldwater Marlborough Chardonnay

This is a surprisingly delicate style of chardy from Goldwater, and thankfully it is only moderately oaked. Aromas of yellow peaches, vanilla cream...

Winery: Goldwater Estate | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $24.00 | OUR PRICE : $19.50
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2012 Secret Stone Pinot Noir

Affordable pinot noir is hard to find, so there is no need to keep this one a secret. Hailing from Marlborough, it shows loads of fleshy, spiced pl...

Winery: Secret Stone | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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