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Originally from the south east of Germany and made famous in the grand cru vineyards of the Alsace.Gewürztraminer is a cool climate variety with pink to red berries that develops natural high levels of sugar resulting in wines made in a dry to off - dry style.
With a history of winemaking going back as far as the 5th century and with what was originally thought to be a fault in the wine by early monks, Champagne is a multi - million dollar region and the inspiration for sparkling wine all around the world.Semillon is the un - sung hero of white Bordeaux, with bunches hanging bright green and golded.Semillon flavours range from orchard fruits through to green grassy notes and dry straw Pretty and aromatic are an understatement when talking about Gewürztraminer.Generally a neutral flavoured grape, the complexity of flavours and aromas come down to the winemaking techniques employed.Located at the southern edge of Chassagne-Montrachet appellation and the largest Premier Cru vineyard, this wine is just coming into its optimal drinking window.I.e.: Domaine Romanée Conti reaching as far into the 10's of thousands of delight through to dark and brooding earthy wines there is a pinot noir for any occasion Some ofthe most complex and versatile wine fit snuggy into this section.
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The Gris style being made to a richer, fuller style with a touch of colour from skin contact.
While Grigio from Italy is typically pale in colour with fresher lighter flavours and aromas Covering varietal from across the globe and with origins from both Old World and New, alternate varietal is one of the most interesting, adventurous and diverse sections to explore.
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The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world's great wines.