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Australia Extremely dry continent with 95% unsuitable for grape production Produced about 1.4 billion bottles of wine/year 15thlargest producer of wine / 4thlargest exporter Interior is a vast desert providing little moisture for prevailing westerly winds Parallels of latitude same as California Irrigation from rivers, water bought and sold Cooler climates found in river valleys and to the south Tasmania has potential for quality white wines and pinot noir Droughts, fires and floods all risks Shiraz (Syrah)Shiraz + Chardonnay main white grape makes up of 44% of total wine production Australia invested millions to make Shiraz the grape of region oSince then wine production has tripled Deep in colour Black fruit and spice flavours Hard to ripen in cool climate Hot climate is best High tannin Black pepper and mint Vines/wines age well Maturity = leather/animal The Market – Future‘Shiraz fatigue’

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Term
Winter
Professor
BruceMcAdams
Tags
Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon blanc, Cooler climates

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