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Australian Wine Styles, Tastes and Grape Varieties

Australian Red Wine Grapes

Australia is blessed with plenty of sunshine enabling our grapes to ripen to perfection. Whatever the requirements of a particular red wine varietal, there are parts of Australia that can give it everything it needs. The warmer the wine region the more likely it will produce the rich, full flavored style many people associate with Australian red wine. However, Australia also has cool climatic conditions well suited to red varieties which produce lighter and more delicate red wine styles. The world’s classic premium red grape varieties are all found in abundance in Australia.

Go to our Australian Red Wine Styles and Grape Varieties information on
 Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, GSM, Barberra, Dolcetto and Rosť.
 

Australian White Wine Grapes

Australia’s white wines have a story to tell that’s all their own. The winemakers who create them have a unique approach that sets their wines apart from the rest of the world. Don’t assume if you’ve tasted Australian Chardonnay, you have experienced the extraordinary diversity and quality of all that Australian white wines have to offer. Australian white wine can display as anything from opulent golden yellow to palest lemon yellow. The colour of the wine depends on the region it comes from and on the grape from which it was made. The choice of grape variety is obviously linked to where it is grown so the cooler climate areas or ‘cool pockets’ within an area are the white wine growing regions.

Go to our Australian White Wine Styles and Grape Varieties information on
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Sem Sauv Blanc and Verdelho..
 

Australian Sparkling Wine Grapes

Australia's expert winemakers take advantage of our perfect climate conditions to produce some terrific sparkling wines. Champagne only comes from Champagne in France. In Australia, Europe and most other countries the name ‘champagne’ is legally protected to mean sparkling wine produced only in this region of France. In Australia we believe it’s not so much the name Champagne that’s important, it’s the method of production that signifies the highest quality sparkling wine.

Go to our Australian Sparkling Wine Styles and Grape Varieties information on
Australian Sparkling Wines, Sparkling Shiraz, Sparkling Blanc de Blanc and Pink Sparkling.
 


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