Gippsland Zone

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Gippsland Zone, vast, relatively cool zone east of Melbourne, victoria, noted for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. So far it has no regions simply because combined production from its 43 producers has not reached the critical 500-tonne mark. Depending on one’s view, there are either three (east, west and south) distinct climates, or six (the latter view propounded by Phillip Jones, the elusive proprietor of Bass Phillip, regarded by many as source of Australia’s best pinot noir).