Despite being instrumental in selling a wine’s story and commanding a price premium; terroir remains an enigmatic concept. This project aimed to scientifically investigate Barossa Shiraz terroir at regional, sub-regional and management scales using climatic, soil, vine, chemistry and sensory data. Binary models generally achieved good separation between Barossa Valley and Eden Valley within the Barossa Zone. Global models showed that samples from Northern Ground, Western Ridge and Eden Valley were relatively easy to classify compared to other sub-regions. This study improved our understanding of wine provenance, and established novel approaches that can be applied to other wine growing regions.
|Place of Publication||Adelaide, SA|
|Publisher||The University of Adelaide|
|Commissioning body||Australian Grape and Wine Authority trading as Wine Australia|
|Number of pages||279|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Sept 2022|