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Australia

Wine oz AustraliaAustralia features more than 60 designated wine regions, totalling approximately 160,000 hectares. Australia’s wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia. The wine regions produce different wine varieties and styles that take advantage of the particular terroir such as: climatic differences, topography and soil types. The major varieties are predominantly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc. Wines are often labelled with the name of their grape variety, which must constitute at least 85 percent of the wine.

 

We Recommend

oz recommend Australia

d'Arenberg, The Broken Fishplate 2009
Region: Adelaide hills

This wine is fresh and generous on the palate, well balanced and quite long. Very charming bauquet of flowers and fruits.

Lindemans bin 95, Sauvignon Blanc

Tropical flavors with a crisp, dry finish.  Is excellent with your favourite canapes or seafood.

Region: South Eastern Australia
Style: crisp, elegant, fresh
Vintage: 2010
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Food Match: seafood

Peter Lehmann Clancy's

Everything is thrown into the blend for this wine ; shiraz, both cabernets and merlot. the result is a wine with a vivid, dense mulberry colour and a hugely aromatic and port-like nose with cinnamon and rich berry fruit.

Region: Southern Australia
Style: Carbernet sauvignon
Vintage: 2008
Grape Variety: Shiraz, Carbernet sauvignon and Merlot
Food Match: roast chicken, spaghetti bolognaise

Wolf blass red label

This wine has an attractive bouquet of fresh red fruits, spice and mint with balanced oak flavors.  Soft, fruity and full of flavor, it is best enjoyed young and fresh and is an ideal partner to hearty red meat dishes.

Region: South Eastern Australia
Style: Full bodied
Vintage: 2010
Grape Variety: Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Match: Hearty red meat dishes

Yellow Tail, Merlot

Aromas: Ripe Plums and Mulberries. Flavors: Sweet Plums with a touch of spice

Region: South Eastern Australia
Style: Medium bodied
Vintage: 2010
Grape Variety: Merlot
Food Match: pasta, fish, poultry, mild cheese

d'Arenberg, The Broken Fishplate

The palate has woderfull weight and texture with crisp citrus nuances of mandarin, blood orange, tangerine and aimquat.  The lovely fruit characters are the feature of the palate with secondary notes of snow pea and bean in the background.

Region: Adelaide hills
Style: Crisp, fresh
Vintage: 2009
Grape Variety: Sauvignon blanc
Food Match: seafood

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay

Attractive honeydew melon, white peach and lemon and lime citrus aromas complaement a frsh and lively Chardonnay palate.  The influence of oak provides an added dimension of complexity to this in=mpressive, balanced wine.

Region: South Australia
Style: Dry
Vintage: 2010
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Food Match: country style chicken, vegetable pie

Mcguigan Black Label, Pinot Grigio

 

Region: South Australia
Style: Pinot Grigio
Vintage: 2010
Grape Variety: Pinot Grigio
Food Match: seafood, fish, white meat dishes

 

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