To many, Australia is the producer of bold shiraz, fruity chardonnay and soft-drinking blends. Which is totally understandable when internationally, not much else features on the shelves. However, even some Australians are still oblivious to the fact that Australia is producing some exceedingly good wines from varietals that have only relatively recently appeared in our vineyards.
One of these relative newcomers is the Spaniard, tempranillo. A colorful import that may have initially overstayed its research student visa but stands in no fear of deportation as it has proven to be hard-working and, more importantly, convivial with the locals. To read more …. please visit Palate Press.
This article written by Lisa Johnston and appears on www.palatepress.com – published 9th October, 2013.