Wednesday, 19 December 2018 08:55

The moving carpet

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The NZSVO is preparing to investigate the more technical aspects of Sauvignon Blanc. The NZSVO is preparing to investigate the more technical aspects of Sauvignon Blanc.

As the New Zealand wine industry prepares to celebrate its most famous style of wine, the NZSVO is preparing to investigate the more technical aspects of Sauvignon Blanc.

With the theme of How to Dance on a Moving Carpet, the workshop sessions will cover an array of topics, looking towards the future.

Executive officer Sue Binnie says there will be four sessions over the one-day event.

One session will be dedicated to how vines and the environment will have to adapt to climate change. Water use, new and current clones and managing Sauvignon’s vigorous growth will be focused on.

Soil and sub-regional effects on wine are well documented, but the NZSVO workshop will dig down deeper, looking into microclimates, soil types and site effects on flavour gradients.

Heading into the winery, guest speakers will delve into how the use of antioxidants, yeast, thiol enhancers and how the removal of heavy metals can change the end result. The final session will question what the future holds in terms of alternatives to conventional winemaking practices.

Guest speakers include a range of renowned New Zealand specialists and international guests.

Registrations are now open for the workshop, to be held on January 27, in Blenheim.

NZSVO Sauvignon Blanc Workshop

27 January

Blenheim Working Men’s Club

nzsvo.org.nz

 

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