Tasmanian Red Wine Collection
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About Tasmanian Red Wine
Courtesy of wikipedia
Tasmanian wine is wine produced in the Australian state of Tasmania.
Located at a more southerly latitude than the rest of Australia’s wine regions, Tasmania has a cooler climate and the potential to make distinctly different wines than in the rest of the country.
The area grows primarily Pinot Noir red wine. As well as Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc, with some smaller plantings of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Global warming has had positive effects on the Tasmanian wine industry, allowing most of the grapes in the past few vintages (as of 2005) to ripen fully and produce more vibrant wine.
Tasmania was one of the earliest regions in Australia to be planted with vines and was even the source of cuttings for the first vineyards in Victoria and South Australia. It was also home to some of the earliest wines to gain attention outside of the county with a fortified dessert wine by Bartholomew Broughton being praised by one English writer as Australia’s equivalent to Port.