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Australia’s lesser known Italian whites step right up

In the last six years, the Wine & Viticulture Journal has held tastings of Australian-made Arneis, Vermentino, Fiano and Pinot Grigio and today each of these Italian whites are being produced by at least 50 local wineries. We’ve decided it’s time to throw our spotlight on some of these varieties’ lesser-known Italian cousins. On their own these whites aren’t yet produced in sufficient number in Australia to warrant stand-alone tastings, so we’re going to bring the following varieties together to see what they have to offer in one super-sized tasting of Italian alternative whites: Garganega, Greco, Verduzzo, Malvasia, Grillo and Bianco d’Alessano.

Producers of these varieties interested in submitting their wines to the tasting are asked to email editor Sonya Logan () in the first instance by no later than next Friday (3 April).

Wines will need to be received by no later than Wednesday 15 April.

The results of this tasting will be published in the May/June issue of the Journal.

AB Mauri



WID 2017