Discover the grape variety: Durif
Durif noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Dauphiné). 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 medium-sized bunches and small grapes. Durif noir can be found cultivated in these vineyards: South West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley.
Informations about the Winery Pfeiffer Wines
The Winery Pfeiffer Wines is one of of the world's greatest estates. It offers 61 wines for sale in the of Victoria to come and discover on site or to buy online.
The wine region of Victoria
Victoria is a relatively small but important Australian wine state. Located in the Southeastern corner of the continent, with a generally cool, ocean-influenced Climate, Victorian wine is remarkably diverse, producing all sorts of wines and styles in different climates. In all, the state covers almost 250,000 square kilometres (over 90,000 square miles) of land (almost the same Size as the US state of Texas), well under a quarter the size of its western neighbour, South Australia, and less than a third the size of New South Wales to the North. As such, Victoria's size - and to some extent, the state's viticultural history - can defy generalization.
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Nomad winemaker: Why I make wine in Spain
When I started my nomadic winemaking project, in 2018 at Niepoort Vinhos in Portugal’s Douro region, I had no idea how large a part Spain would go on to play – I certainly never intended to make it the locus of my project. So how did it happen? Yes, there was an element of chance and taking opportunities where they arose. But also, among the talented winemakers to whom I pitched collaborations, I sensed an openness and a readiness to collaborate which seemed particular to Spain. Held in June las ...
Top Australian winery Giant Steps gets new head winemaker
Australia’s Giant Steps said that Melanie Chester joined the winery as head of winemaking and viticulture on 25 November. It marks a new chapter for one of the leading wineries in Yarra Valley, Victoria. Steve Flamsteed, who joined Giant Steps as chief winemaker in 2003, will step back from the cellar – although he is expected to continue working closely with the team. Working alongside winery founder Phil Sexton, Flamsteed has played a major role in developing Giant Steps’ reputation for excell ...
Plans for first Campbeltown distillery in 180 years revealed
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The word of the wine: Roast
Specific character given by noble rot to sweet wines, which results in a candied taste and aroma.