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Vintage 2016 is underway after a record start for picking

VINTAGE 2016 is off and running in Victoria with Rutherglen’s sparkling producers leading the pack. Both Cofields Wines and Anderson Winery began picking last week, beating last year’s record start by eight days. Damian Cofield, who brought in chardonnay grapes that will be used for a sparkling base, said sugar levels were the reason they started so early this year. “We had to go,” he said. “Our hands were tied — as it was it was sweeter than we ideally wanted but the flavours were good. They were ready.”



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