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Back when Donald Trump’s hair didn’t yet resemble a comb-over and Michael Jackson’s notoriety was still purely about the music, the white wine of choice in Australia was Chardonnay, always. Yes, before Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon wowed our palettes, Chardonnay in the 80s and 90s was big, bold and more often than not heavily oaked – and Australians loved it. Winemakers too were seduced by Chardonnay’s charms, particularly its versatility, adaptability [...]
It’s funny to talk about Fiano (fee-ah-no) as if it’s a new kid on the block, when it has been attracting the bees (traditionally known as Vitis Apiano ‘the vine beloved by bees’) for over 2000 years and pleasing Italian kings since the 13th Century. But in Australia, and even in modern Italian terms, Fiano is a fresh face on the white wine scene, luring dedicated Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris/Grigio and [...]
Southcorp Wines originally established the Tumblong Hills vineyard as part of the Penfold’s ‘Max Project’ with the intent to honour the legendary Max Schubert of Penfolds Grange. However, business partners Danny Gilbert, Peter Leonard and Peter Waters had a very different vision for the winery when they took over in 2009.