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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Myanmar (formerly Burma), tropical South East Asian nation, bordered by thailand, Laos, china, india, and Bangladesh, has two wineries, both focused on classic vinifera wine styles. Myanmar Vineyard Estate, with elevated vineyards (1,200 m/3,937 ft) on limestone slopes on the southern extension of the Himalayan ranges, west of the Shan state capital Taunggyi, first produced wine commercially in 2004. Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon are produced under the Aythaya label. Red Mountain Estate is located a bit further south, on the shores of Inle Lake, a popular tourist resort. Its first commercial vintage was 2008.