Alternative Aussies – the latest batch


When does a variety stop becoming alternative? We first covered non-mainstream varieties from Australia back in 2009, and I followed up with 75 tasting notes in 2015 and now we have yet another bunch to present. Most of this selection was tasted at an event staged by Wine Australia UK in London, intended to showcase the 'diversity and evolution' of Australian wine. 

Italian varieties continue to count for a significant proportion of these wines – see Walter's article Australia's ongoing infatuation with Italy for more explanation as to why. I was especially impressed by the Italian-inspired Vinea Marson whites...