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I'm curious now. How do Australian wines compare to the New Zealand ones?
|Date:||February 26th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)|| |
Similar. They both have the nifty tropical things going.
I think that, on average, the New Zealand ones are a little more tropical, but I'm not sure about that, and, even if I'm right about that, it's only on average.
I've heard that there are some even wackier Australian vinyards that turn out wines with eucalyptus notes, because the vinyards are right next to eucalyptus groves, and the pollen blows over and gets on the grapes, and it stays in when they make the wine, so the reason that it smells like eucalyptus is that there's, y'know, eucalyptus in it.
But I haven't tasted wine from those vinyards yet. I want to.
NZ has a cooler climate, so the "typical" grapes are different. So, NZ has some smashing Pinot Noir, while Australia is more widely known for Shiraz (aka Syrah).
Counterexamples to this generality do exist, of course.