Monday, March 31, 2008

'Bastard' of a vintage - The Age report

The Age's Jeni Port reports on the problems besetting the 2008 Vintage in Australia, where a warmer summer has lead to a difficult vintage in some areas. Extreme heat during early March caused problems in South Australian wine areas. The time of vintage was earlier in most regions.

During most vintages there is a lag between the time of ripening of earlier and later maturing varieties. Wineries use this to move the wine from earlier varieties through the fermenting vats. This year the time lag has been compressed and thus the capacity of many wineries was stretched and compromises had to be made.

See Jeni Port's full report in the Age

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