White Grape Varieties

Prosecco

Originating in the cool alpine climate of Veneto in north-east Italy, Prosecco is a light and lively sparkling wine with a dry finish and a fresh fruit flavour through the mid palate.

The King Valley was the first region to produce an Australian-made premium Prosecco, and in 2011 six prosecco producers  from the King Valley launched Prosecco Road, an exciting food and wine trail especially for lovers of the sparkling Italian white. For more details click here.

 

Arneis

Relatively new to the valley, producing an un-oaked wine with a profusion of flavour possibilities including citrus, ripe pears, apple and lime.

   

Chardonnay

The valley's most widely planted and popular white grape variety, used for sparkling wines and wood aged dry whites, varying from rich and opulent through to the more restrained styles.

   

Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris

One of the newer varieties in the valley, producing a delightfully spicy wine with flavour nuances varying from pear to spiced apple custard to toasted almonds.

   

Savignan

Just when we were getting used to enjoying Albarino, DNA testing revealed the true identity of this white grape. Still tastes just the same - fresh and zippy with a citrus expression on the finish - but the pedigree has moved from Spain to France.

   

Vermentino

An aromatic Italian variety from Liguria and Sardinia. Reminiscent of Riesling with lemon citrus characters.

   
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