Summary A very small harvest, marked by extreme weather conditions from drought and bushfire to frost and hail, with red grapes most severely affected. In Western Australia a generally early vintage with intense flavours in reds and whites and good natural acidity. In South Australia , low yields and small berries in the Barossa Valley’s early harvest produced concentrated reds with very good tannin structure and texture. Yields were also seriously down in the Clare Valley; very high Riesling. In the Eden Valley, Riesling quality is more mixed. It was frosty and dry in the Adelaide Hills; Sauvignon is very...
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