Thursday, November 26, 2009

GRAPE VARIETIES - AUSTRALIA

Major grape varieties are ShirazCabernet SauvignonMerlotChardonnaySauvignon BlancSémillon, and Riesling. The country has no native grapes, and Vitis vinifera varieties were introduced from Europe and South Africa in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Some varieties have been bred by Australian viticulturalists, for example Cienna and Tarrango.
Although Syrah was originally called Shiraz in Australia and Syrah elsewhere, its dramatic commercial success has led many Syrah producers around the world to label their wine "Shiraz".
About 130 different grape varieties are used by commercial winemakers in Australia. Over recent years many winemakers have begun exploring so called "alternative varieties" other than those listed above. Many varieties from France, Italy and Spain for example Petit VerdotPinot GrigioSangioveseTempranillo and Viognier are becoming more common. Wines from many other varieties are being produced. 

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