When it comes to Autralian wine, you can move on from knowing which grape a wine comes from to knowing which winemaking reigon is best suited to each specific variety. There are more than 60 designated wine regions accross the country, here are 10 to explore:
1. Margaret River
Try Vasse Felix Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon
A classic blended white in a Bordeaux Blanc style, with ripe gooseberry and red apple fruit flavours.
2. Great Southern
Try Plantagenet Samson's Range Semmillon / Sauvingnon Blanc 2014
This wine has a bright, ripe fruit nose, with a soft spicy palate that's typical of this remote part of Australia.
3. McLaren Vale
Try The Hedonist Shiraz 2012
Deliciously silky and smooth with dark red fruits and an intense palate.
4. Adelaide Hills
Try Magnus Hill Chardonnay 2013/13
An elegant Chardonnay, with bright citrus fruit and a long mineral finish.
Try Katnook Founder's Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
A smooth, ripe red that makes an excellent choice to pair with red meats.
6. Barossa Valley
Try Peter Lehman Portrait Shiraz 2012
Smoky, smooth and succulent, this classic will mature with grace.
7. Eden Valley
Try Yalumba Voignier 2012
Laced with spice and bursting with lychee, peac and nectarine flavours, this is a perfect white to match with a stir-fry.
8. Mornington Peninsula
Try Stonier Pinot Noir 2011/12
This delivers big strawberry flavours;
a classy Pinot from a stylish reigon.
9. New South Wales
Try: See Saw Shiraz Mourvèdre 2011 Central Ranges & Orange
Shiraz brings spice and softness, while Mourvèdre brings richness.
10. Hunter Valley
Try Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon 2007
A zesty, lemon-meringue aroma, with complex mineral notes and mouthwatering acidity.
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