Wine Varietal in Focus

Arneis

  Arneis has a nickname in Italy: ‘the little rascal’. It’s a rebellious variety, but, under expert supervision, this fresh, approachable wine exudes charm and behaves well with all sorts of food.   Lilian Carter, Symphonia Fine Wines Arneis is quite susceptible to disease in the vineyard, so we have to work hard to get…

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Nebbiolo in focus

  Are you ready for a romance of Italian proportion? Nebbiolo, known as Italy’s most revered grape, is often described as vibrant, sensitive and tantalising. It’s finicky about where it grows and it’s notoriously tricky to make, but in the glass you’ll discover a red you won’t forget.   Fred Pizzini, Pizzini Wines Back in…

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Pinot Grigio

Here in the King Valley, we make a bellissimo Pinot Grigio Wondering about the difference between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris? Both are made from the same grape, with different winemaking styles from two wine-loving cultures: Gris is French, while Grigio is Italian and very popular in the King Valley..   Peter Corsini, grape-grower at…

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Sangiovese

Sangiovese is the quintessential King Valley red wine. With its characteristic savoury flavours of dark cherry and spices, fine tannins and cleansing acidity, sangiovese (pronounced san-jo-vay-zee) is best served with hearty food and conversation. And that’s just the way we like it.   Marco Martinelli, award-winning grower Sangiovese needs more attention than other grape varieties.…

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Prosecco

King Valley Prosecco is bubbling to the top. Pioneered in Australia by the winemaking families of the king valley, prosecco is a delicious sparkling wine that hails from the Veneto in northeast Italy. It’s a delightful, affordable drink that’s riding high on a deserved wave of popularity. Michael Dal Zotto, winemaker We’ve been making Prosecco…

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Local wine industry insiders reveal the secrets of this classic grape variety.   The wine: Cabernet Sauvignon   Originating in 17th-century France and synonymous with Bordeaux, cabernet sauvignon has found a home in many of the world’s greatest wine regions. The small-berried grapes produce a full-bodied red wine, rich and savoury, with excellent ageing potential.…

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