Benchmarking regional and subregional influences on Shiraz fine wines

Leigh Schmidtke, John Blackman, Leigh Francis, Wes Pearson, Sijing Li, Thomas B. Carr, Andrew Hall

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Sensory properties of Shiraz wines from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Heathcote, Yarra Valley, Canberra District and Hunter Valley have been detailed and compared. Selection of wines utilised a new sensory method, Pivot©Profile. A comprehensive chemical investigation was performed using a range of targeted and untargeted chemical analyses on selected wines and correlated with sensory data to identify compound attributes associated with typicality from the geographical indications (GI) selected. In addition, the project has overlayed key climatic data from the specific region/subregion and vineyard to help explain the chemical and sensory differences reported in the representative wines.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWagga Wagga, NSW
PublisherWine Australia
Commissioning bodyAustralian Grape and Wine Authority trading as Wine Australia
Number of pages91
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2021

Grant Number

  • CSU 1602


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