Top 100 pink wines of Limestone Coast

Discover the top 100 best pink wines of Limestone Coast of Limestone Coast as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the pink 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.

News from the vineyard of Limestone Coast

Andrew Jefford: ‘I urge every reader to enjoy wine thoughtfully’

I first contributed to Decanter back in November 1988; the hundreds of columns and articles I’ve written since constitute a journey of discovery. I squirm, though, if I’m described as a ‘wine expert’. Whatever wine knowledge we acquire quickly cools, congeals and crusts over, like custard or gravy, as the years pass. The wine world expands at a clip. Every vintage rewrites history. It’s the chance to share discoveries – not just about wines, but about people, places and the act of drinking itsel ...

The Irancy appellation seen by Clotilde Davenne

Clotilde Davenne, from the eponymous estate, mentions the cherry as a main characteristic of the Irancy appellation. She tells us about the Pinot Noir variety which reveals, in its northern location of Bourgogne, lots of freshness and fruitiness that gives the appellation a very special place among the wines of the region. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program (June 2020). Our social media: Facebook:​ Twitter: https: ...

Louis-Fabrice Latour: Obituary

Latour was the 11th generation of his family to lead Maison Louis Latour (and the seventh named Louis Latour). The house of Latour was formally founded in 1797, although the roots go back to the first vineyards purchased in 1731 by Denis Latour. The Latour family originally worked as coopers, and Denis’ son Jean moved to Aloxe-Corton to set up an independent cooperage and later to found Maison Louis Latour, naming the business after his son. The house of Latour remains closely associated with th ...