Top 100 red wines of Queensland
Discover the top 100 best red wines of Queensland as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the red wines that are popular of Queensland and the best vintages to taste in this region.
Queensland is one of six states and two "territories" that make up the Commonwealth of Australia. It covers approximately 1. 85 million square kilometres (715,300 square miles) in the north-eastern quarter of the "island continent".
Although far from being renowned for its wine, Queensland has a growing wine industry, responding to a growing global demand and the happy combination of tourism and wine.
The generally hot and humid Climate, with its high humidity and resulting prevalence of fungal diseases, presents a challenge to winemakers. However, the number of Vineyards is increasing and some cooler areas show promise. Initially, wine production was limited to fortified wines and strong red table wines, but this portfolio is expanding. A typical modern Queensland vineyard might be planted with Shiraz, cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and a handful of less common varieties (such as Durif, Chambourcin and various Italian reds), alongside Australia's most popular white wines, Chardonnay and semillon.
The state even has two officially recognised wine regions: the Granite Belt and South Burnett.
Petit Verdot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (southwest). 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 bunches and small grapes. Petit Verdot noir can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Rhone valley, Provence & Corsica, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, Armagnac.
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