Dalrymple Pinot Noir 2019
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Australia's wine industry is a thriving part of the country's economy, contributing significantly to employment, production, export, and tourism. In fact, the industry is the fourth-largest wine exporter in the world, shipping out 760 million liters of wine to countries including France, Italy, Spain, and the UK. One of the key factors contributing to Australia's success as a "New World" wine producer is the formal export and marketing of its wines through Wine Australia.
Australia's wine regions are scattered across the south and southeast, with almost every state boasting its own vineyards. Victoria, for example, is home to an impressive 21 wine regions. Some of the most famous wine regions in Australia include Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, and local regions to New South Wales such as Cowra, Southern Highlands, and Mudgee.
Australian winemakers are known for producing a diverse range of grape varieties, with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir being among the most popular. They tend to focus on producing wines that are ripe, fruit-forward, and easy to drink, using modern winemaking techniques and equipment such as stainless steel tanks and temperature-controlled fermentation.
With its bold, fruit-driven flavors and reputation for quality and diversity, Australian wine has become a popular choice for wine lovers around the world. And with such a broad range of wine regions and grape varieties, there's something for every palate to enjoy.
Apart from being the most southerly wine region in Australia, Tasmania has among the coolest growing subregions with the potential to make distinctly different wines than in the rest of the country.
Most well known for cool-climate varietals like Pinot noir and Chardonnay (thus sparkling too), Sauvignon Blanc smaller plantings of Riesling, Cabernet and Pinot Gris (more commonly Pinot labelled Pinot Grigio)
Historically, Tasmania can lay claim to being the founder of both the Victorian and South Australian wine industries as William Henty sailed from Launceston to Portland (in Victoria) in 1834 and planted grape cuttings there. Though not conclusively proven, it's believed that John Hack planted vines in South Australia in 1837, closely followed in 1838 by John Reynell.
Warmer vintages (possibly attributable to global warming) has had positive effects on region's industry, allowing grapes in recent vintages to achieve full phenolic ripeness, making for vibrant wines that have been widely accepted as world class.
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Multi-regional wines can be blended from different grape varieties or different vintages.
Multi-regional wines can also be blended from different countries as well. For example, a wine that combines grapes from Napa Valley, California, and Barossa Valley, Australia, would be multi-regional wine.
Multi-regional wines can offer a unique and complex flavor profile, as well as being a way for winemakers to create a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts.
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About the brand Dalrymple Vineyards
Dalrymple Vineyards was established by Bertel and Anne Sundstrup in Pipers Brook 1987 (with the vineyard and brand acquired by Hill-Smith Family Vineyards in late 2007). Plantings are split between pinot noir and sauvignon blanc, and the wines are made at Janis Tasmania.
Situated in the heart of the highly acclaimed Pipers River region of northeast Tasmania, almost equidistant from Launceston, Scottsdale and George Town, the Sundstrups planted their vines on sloping hills that overlook Bass Strait – the sea strait separating Tasmania from mainland Australia.
Nowadays Dalrymple Vineyards is in the safe hands of Vigneron Peter Cladwell (since 2010). Tasmanian through-and-through, Peter started his career at Roseworthy Agricultural College in South Australia before serving his apprenticeship in many iconic wine producing appellations such as Burgundy and Bordeaux, California and New Zealand.