Mount Lofty Ranges Wine

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Mount Lofty Ranges is a region within the state of South Australia. An array of soil types, climate and altitudes contribute to the area’s range of styles and varietals from sparkling to white to red and sweet.

The subregions of the Mount Lofty Ranges are:

    * Adelaide Hills: with altitudes and styles. Sought-out high elevations with cool climates are ideal for crisp whites (with malolactic fermentation widely practiced) made from Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Semillon, as well as dry Pinot Noir, also with sparkling styles. Cabernet, Shiraz and Merlot are more common in warmer, lower elevations in the northern part of the region. It is further subdivided into Lenswood (cool climate) and Picadilly (known for sparkling wine).
    * Adelaide Plains: warm and dry, best suited for Cabernet, Shiraz, Grenache, Merlot and Malbec for reds. Colombard and Chardonnay lead the whites with Semillon not far behind. Due to an influx of Italian immigrants Read more »

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  • Syrah

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Chardonnay

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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