Grape growing area Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District debuts in Hawke’s Bay
Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District, a New Zealand-based grape and wine growing area, has been introduced in Hawke’s Bay region to promote its premium winegrowing sub-regions.
With more than 2,000ha of vineyards and around ten wineries, the new Hawke's Bay sub-region was formed by Alpha Domus Winery managing director Paul Ham, Bridge Pa Vineyard owner Stephen Daysh, Sileni Estate chief winemaker Grant Edmonds, Salvare Estate managing director Steve Nathan and Te Mata Estate technical director Peter Cowley.
Bridge Pa Triangle has an average Growing Degree Days (GDD) of 1483, similar to that of Medoc in Bordeaux, France and Coonawarra in South Australia, reported Scoop.co.nz.
Ham told the website that the area is suited for the production of quality wines.
"We excel at full flavoured Syrah, Merlot, Red Blends, Chardonnay and Viognier," Ham added.
"These wines are characterised by excellent varietal expression, depth of flavour, generosity, and ample fruit sweetness."
Hawke's Bay Winegrowers executive officer Lyn Bevin said this is a great development for Hawke's Bay and only adds to its regional wine story.
"I look forward to working with the new group as we continue to promote our strengths and diversity in the international arena," Bevin added.