Coonawarra

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Coonawarra, important wine region with 43 producers in 2014 in South Australia’s Limestone Coast Zone and traditionally the most popularly revered area of australia for Cabernet Sauvignon, grown on its famous strip of terra rossa soil. Its cool, mediterranean climate is very similar to that of Bordeaux; it is slightly warmer and has less growing season rainfall, but Cabernet Sauvignon is normally picked in the second half of April (or, in Bordeaux terms, the second half of October). For more detail, see south australia.