Top 100 wines of Limestone Coast

Discover the top 100 best wines of Limestone Coast of Limestone Coast as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular of Limestone Coast and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Limestone Coast

The Limestone Coast GI (Geographical Indication) in SouthAustralia is located in the southeast corner of the state, bordering Victoria in the east. It is one of the most significant region of the country, producing nearly one-third of South Australia's quality wines – some of which are the most highly acclaimed in Australia. The zone is regarded as geologically unique and the feature responsible for producing such high-quality wines is its soil. As the name suggests, limestone forms the basis of the soil here, best represented by the famous 'terra rossa' of Coonawarra.

The limestone soils are well-draining and Rich in nutrients, with a healthy water table beneath the sub-soil – unlike many other South Australian wine-producing areas. This means that most irrigation needs are taken care of, which is vital in the Dry ripening season. Limestone Coast's Climate is cool maritime, with the northeast inner area exposed to some more continental effects. Altitude does not have a major impact on the local climate as the Grape-growing areas lie no more than 150 meters (492 ft) above sea level.

The lowest vineyards, near Cape Jaffa, are at an elevation of 10 meters (33 ft). The vines are cooled by sea breezes during summer, resulting in cool to mild growing conditions with a slow and Long ripening process. This extended hang time assists in the development of intensity in the grapes' fruit flavors. A wide range of grape varieties of both colors perform exceedingly well in the Limestone Coast, but its red wines are of particular importance.

Discover the grape variety: Merlot

Merlot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Bordeaux). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small to medium sized bunches, and medium sized grapes. Merlot noir can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Armagnac, Burgundy, Jura, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Beaujolais, Provence & Corsica, Savoie & Bugey.

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Limestone Coast

wines from the region of Limestone Coast go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of piglet shoulder with melting baked apples, daniel's algerian couscous or salmon and goat cheese quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Limestone Coast

On the nose in the region of Limestone Coast often reveals types of flavors of cream, bell pepper or straw and sometimes also flavors of melon, stone fruit or stone. In the mouth in the region of Limestone Coast is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

News from the vineyard of Limestone Coast

Plan for major English winery development in Kent blocked

Medway councillors in Kent have voted against plans to build the ‘Kentish Wine Vault’ English winery on ‘green belt’ land located in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), surrounding the small village of Cuxton. Plans for the major winery development were submitted by Vineyard Farms Ltd, sister group of MDCV UK Ltd, which is controlled by Mark Dixon, the billionaire British businessman resident of Monaco. Designed by leading architecture group Foster &am ...

Rare Lafite 1887 magnum tops £22,000 in Sotheby’s auction

A magnum of Lafite Rothschild 1887 sold for £22,500 ($28,300) at a Sotheby’s auction of ‘vinous treasures’ spanning nearly 200 years. The wine, held in storage with Octavian group in Wiltshire, had a pre-sale high estimate of £18,000. A single bottle of Château d’Yquem 1831 sold for £27,500 (pre-sale high estimate: £20,000). Another bottle of Yquem, from the 1896 vintage, sold for £15,000, tripling its pre-sale high estimate. ‘An extraordinary wine from a very great Sauternes vintage,’ said Sere ...

Argentina harvest report 2022: ‘wines with excellent ageing potential’ 

The grapes have been picked and Argentina is able to file another successful harvest for 2022, to match the previous four years. However producers are reporting that 2022 was the most singular of recent vintages, with each region experiencing its own challenges. Mendoza ‘The 2021-2022 season reminds me of a good Hollywood movie,’ said Martín Kaiser, viticulturist at Doña Paula in Mendoza. ‘It certainly kept us entertained. Our hearts were in our mouths all the way through, but it had a great end ...