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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Riverland, the most productive wine region in australia, with 76 producers and a sprawl of vineyards irrigated by the River Murray mainly in the state of south australia. The same market forces as described in murray darling are forcing grape growers to improve the quality, and also to ensure they have the right varietal mix in an ever-changing market place. Petit Verdot is an established speciality and hot-climate Italian varieties such as Vermentino, Fiano, Montepulciano, and Nero d’Avola are catching on. South Eastern Australia is the catch-all description usually found on labels.