Shaw & Smith
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.
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.
Burgundy appreciation is clearly evident among Australia’s winemakers, and among those producing Pinot Noir, it’s an obsession.