2024's vintage 'truly outstanding' – wine producer Indevin

2024's vintage 'truly outstanding' – wine producer Indevin
Despite some early bad weather, Indevin's Patrick Materman says this year's harvest benefited from near-perfect growing conditions. (Image: NZME)
Bob Campbell MW
Most wines made in New Zealand are “vintage” wines. “Vintage” is a loaded word. It suggests superior quality when, in fact, vintage is simply the year in which the grapes were picked. Vintage is also another term for “the grape harvest”. New Zealand has just enjoyed the 2024 vintage. I use the term “enjoyed” advisedly. While there are inevitable exceptions, 2024 is an “exceptional” vintage, according to Patrick Materman, director of winegrowing for Indevin, NZ’s largest wine...

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