Life After Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand

Diversity is hot. Jancis Robinson discusses the future of New Zealand winemaking as pinot noir, chardonnay, and others began to give sauvignon blanc a run for its money. “Although there was a time when other non-European countries were deeply envious of New Zealand’s having an emblematic grape (Argentina played the Malbec card hard and Chile considered pushing its Carmenère into the spotlight), this is decidedly out of fashion.” [Purple Pages]