Landmark TNs – alternative varieties


This session, the last on day 3 of the Landmark Australia tutorial, was led by Max Allen, British-born but Melbourne-dwelling wine writer and instigator of the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show, and Louisa Rose of Yalumba, where a great deal of time and effort has gone into researching lesser-known varieties (most famously successful with Viognier). It took place within the highly polished walls of a former fermentation tank at Yalumba's Angaston winery, next door to the tank in which we had lunch.

The sample figures below, taken from official Australian government statistics for 2008, will help put the...