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13 July 2012 News

The Wine Spectator just featured an article with a first look at vintage quality in the South Pacific, as reported by growers and winemakers.  The 2012 vintage could be a return to normal for Southern Australia’s winemakers following the wet and challenging 2011 harvest, which produced grapes with low sugar levels. Despite the smaller-than-average crop, vintners are excited about the potential quality of the vintage.   Frank Mitolo, along with many others, reports good concentration and color in both red and white wines that are now in barrel. “The low yields are likely a combination of the strong winds experienced this season, low soil moisture from a dry spring, and the low bud fruitfulness resulting from the challenging 2011 season,” said Mitolo.

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