​Of clay pots and terroir – Italian grapes varieties in Australia part 3


See also part 1 and part 2 of Walter's report on the progress of Italian varieties in Australia.

Although the Pizzinis in King Valley, Victoria, did much to pioneer Italian varieties in Australia, McLaren Vale just south of Adelaide in South Australia is now the epicentre of enthusiasm for these varieties. The region is home to several pioneers who broke away from the French varietal mould, notably Coriole, who planted Sangiovese as early as 1986. And while total plantings of Italian varieties is still modest, the area dedicated to them is growing fast. It is especially the Italian varieties that...