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'Sauvignon Blanc doesn't do well in hotter climates', expert warns
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The future of some of Australia's favourite wine varieties such as Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc is under threat from climate change as winemakers scramble to combat the impact of higher temperatures on vineyards, a leading academic says. Melbourne University professor Snow Barlow said warmer weather in many wine-growing regions across the country meant grapes were ripening an average of one day earlier per year, putting many viticulturists under pressure.