The notoriously cool and wet 2011 vintage in south Australia accelerated a move towards leaner wine styles and reminded the world that not all the country’s harvests are the same.
Burgundy appreciation is clearly evident among Australia’s winemakers, and among those producing Pinot Noir, it’s an obsession.
As part of an attempt to compete with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Australia has renewed its focus on the quality and style of its Semillon and Sauvignon.
Australia is well-known for its attempts to highlight regional distinctions, but today the focus is also on sub regions and single vineyards.
We consider the fast-growing interest in Tasmania in our second of ten installments on Australia’s evolving wine industry.
Michael Hill-Smith MW’s decision to launch a new wine brand from Tasmania is further proof the island has grabbed the attention of Australia’s leading winemakers.
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