Australia is home to many famous wine styles - Barossa Shiraz, Hunter Valley Semillon, Coonawarra Cabernet, Clare Valley Riesling, the Bordeaux-blends of Margaret River - that were revolutionary when they first appeared and are now firmly established classics. Their emergence rocked French winemaking, offering clean, well-made wine with plenty of body and fruit, easily understood labels and very fair prices. It took a while, but France has mostly learned the lessons Australia taught it and the influence is now flowing back the other way as Australian winemakers seek to put place and uniqueness at the top of their agendas. More and more, specific regions, districts and vineyards are appearing on labels alongside rediscovered grape varieties, and quality is rising everywhere. There’s never been a better time for lovers of quality, interesting wine to look to Australia.

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Australia - a chosen few from us

Polish Hill Riesling 2018, Grosset

£30.99 Case of 12 £334.68

One of Australia's great classics, Polish Hill by Grosset is the great example of Clare Valley Riesling.

The eight hectare Polish Hill vineyard is at 460 metres altitude and just PolishHill_2014_no shadowfive kilometres from Springvale as the crow flies (but eleven kilometres by car). The infertile, shaley soil is slightly acidic and its topsoil has a clay and shale crust. The vines have to work harder than those at Springvale and so produce smaller distinctly flavoured and concentrated berries.

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017, Mac Forbes

£24.99

This Pinot Noir from Australian superstar Mac Forbes comes from parcels of cool climate vineyards around the Yarra Valley. This wine in sensational value that nods to the great balance and intensity usually found in Burgundy.

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