Australian White Wine


Aligoté

Australian Aligoté wine regional and flavour profile   Aligoté tastes and aromas Apple and lemon with a nutty tang. Aligoté mouthfeel High acidity and minerality, medium bodied. Facts about Aligoté Aligoté is the straw-coloured, tart, and softly scented “other” white wine of Burgundy, and because the grape tolerates cold weather, it’s often planted in […]


Arneis

Australian Arneis wine regional and flavour profile Arneis tastes and aromas Exotic fruits and floral fragrances of honeysuckle, apple, pear, apricot, almond and hints of hops. Arneis mouthfeel Medium to full bodied, dry, low to medium acidity Drink Arneis now or later As an aromatic wine, Arneis is best drunk when young and […]


Chardonnay

Australian Chardonnay wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | MEDIUM BODY | FULL BODY Chardonnay tastes and aromas Warm climate Chardonnay features apple, pineapple and melon and lemon. Cool Climate Chardonnay features green apple, lemon, lime and mineral notes Chardonnay mouthfeel Warm climate Chardonnay is medium bodied, with low acidity and high […]


Chenin Blanc

Australian Chenin Blanc wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | LIGHT BODY Taste and aromas Tropical fruit, tart green apple, passionfruit, melon, grapefruit and quince flavours with an undercurrent of honey. Mouthfeel Tart acidity and oily mouthfeel. Light to medium bodied and can range from very dry to very sweet […]


Cortese

Australian Cortese wine regional and flavour profile WHITE | LIGHT BODY Cortese taste and aromas Fresh fruit aromas of ripe grapefruit with zingy, juicy and crisp lemon and lime flavours and mineral touches. Cortese mouthfeel Steely and dry on the palate, light bodied, with a long finish. Cortese cellaring potential Cortese should […]


Fiano

Australian Fiano wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | LIGHT BODY Fiano tastes and aromas Mandarin, melon and lemon rind, as well as nutty, herbal flavours with smoky spicy notes and hazelnuts Fiano mouthfeel Light wines of moderate to high acidity. Fiano cellaring potential Usually produced to be consumed young, in its […]


Flora

Australian Flora wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | LIGHT BODY Flora tastes and aromas Ripe pear, lychee and subtle spicy flavours Flora mouthfeel Off-dry, lightly sweet Facts about Flora Flora is a Californian crossing of Gewürztraminer and Semillon grapes made by Dr Harold Olmo in 1938. The variety displays elements of both […]


Furmint

Australian Furmint wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | MEDIUM BODY Furmint taste and aromas Dry styles of Furmint have flavours of Apricot, lime, smoked pears and a hint of honey on the nose. Dessert style wines can develop notes of marzipan, blood orange, apricots and barley sugar. Furmint mouthfeel Furmint wines can be produced as a […]


Garganega

Australian Garganega wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | MEDIUM BODY | FULL BODY Garganega taste and aromas Wild flowers, lemon curd and nuts, with hints of honeydew melon, and pear. Garganega mouthfeel Medium-full, with a dry, clean finish and medium acidity Garganega cellaring potential Depending on the region, Garganega has the potential […]


Gewurztraminer

Australian Gewurztraminer wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | MEDIUM BODY | FULL BODY Gewurztraminer taste and aromas Flavours of honey, pumpkin, spice, cinnamon, apricot, pear, and rose, with an overall aroma of Turkish delight. Gewurztraminer mouthfeel Medium to full-bodied, rich, dry and ‘grippy’, low acidity, high phenolics, high alcohol Facts about Gewurztraminer […]


Grillo

Australian Grillo wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | LIGHT BODY Grillo taste and aromas Grillo shows range if citrus flavours, usually led by lemon-lime flavours Grillo mouthfeel Light bodied, potentially high alcohol, dry mouthfeel. Facts about Grillo Grillo can achieve very high levels of potential alcohol when left to hang on […]


Malvasia

Australian Malvasia wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | LIGHT BODY | MEDIUM BODY Malvasia tastes and aromas Honey and ripe pears, orange blossoms, with citrusy, lemon and pineapple notes and hints of allspice and vanilla Malvasia mouthfeel Malvasia is a versatile wine and can be anywhere between lightweight to full-flavoured, dry […]


Marsanne

Australian Marsanne wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | MEDIUM BODY | FULL BODY Marsanne taste and aromas When young, intense aroma’s and flavours of lemon, peach and tropical fruits such as melon and pair, with a dry mineral raciness. Marsanne mouthfeel Medium to full-bodied, broad, ‘waxy’, low acidity Cellaring potential of Marsanne Marsanne improves […]


Marzemino

Australian Marzemino wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | MEDIUM BODY Marzemino tastes and aromas Marzemino has a light plummy taste with flavours of strawberry, raspberry, violet and cherry alongside a slightly herby, grassy note Marzemino mouthfeel Medium tannins, medium acidity, Facts about Marzemino Marzemino is a red Italian wine grape that is primarily grown […]


Melon De Bourgogne (Muscadet)

Australian Melon De Bourgogne wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | LIGHT BODIED Muscadet tastes and aromas Flavours of apple, pear and peach with mineral aromas Muscadet mouthfeel Light, crisp acidity, with low alcohol (under 12%) Muscadet cellaring potential Muscadet wines are produced to be drunk young, while the flavour profiles remain […]


Muller Thurgau

Australian Muller Thurgau wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | LIGHT BODIED Muller Thurgau tastes and aromas Fruity flavours of peach, apple, and pear, with floral notes Muller Thurgau mouthfeel Low acidity, off-dry, soft, smooth mouth-feel Muller Thurgau cellaring potential Now – Muller Thurgau wines are almost always better young Facts about Muller […]


Petit Manseng

Australian Petit Manseng wine regional and flavour profile WHITE | MEDIUM BODY Petit Manseng tastes and aromas Flavours of apricot and quince fruit along with spicy and floral notes Petit Manseng mouthfeel Highly acidic, medium-bodied wine with low tannins Petit Manseng cellaring potential Petit Manseng wines are meant to be enjoyed within a […]


Pedro Ximenez (Apera)

Australian Pedro Ximenez wine regional and flavour profile WHITE | MEDIUM BODIED Pedro Ximenez taste and Aromas Flavours of toffee, fig, date and molasses emerge, with notes or raisins and plum pudding Pedro Ximenez mouthfeel Firm and rich tannins, medium bodied Facts about Pedro Ximenez Pedro Ximenez is a white grape variety best known […]


Pinot Gris / Grigio

Australian Pinot Gris  wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | MEDIUM TO FULL BODIED Pinot Gris tastes and aromas Pinot Gris flavours can range from melon to pear and some even offer a subtle tropical or citrus fruit, with honey or smoky notes. Pinot Gris mouthfeel Light, fresh, fruity acidity, with a […]


Riesling

Australian Riesling wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | LIGHT BODY Riesling tastes and aromas Flavours and aromas of green apple, pear, lime, mineral, honey, floral, citrus, honeysuckle, blossoms, green apples, mineral and spice Riesling mouthfeel Riesling can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines, but generally has […]


Roussanne

Australian Roussanne wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | FULL BODIED Roussanne tastes and Aromas In warm climates, it produces rich wines with flavours of honey and pear, and has a full body.  In cooler climates the flavours are more floral and delicate, with higher acidity. Roussanne mouthfeel In warm climates, moderate […]


Sauvignon Blanc

Australian Sauvignon Blanc has flavours of passionfruit and kiwi fruit, with grassy notes, and is grown predominantly in the Margaret River, Western Australia. Sauvignon Blanc was one of the first fine wines to be bottled with a screwcap in commercial quantities, especially by New Zealand producers. The wine is usually consumed young, as it does not particularly benefit from aging.


Semillon

Australian Semillon wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | MEDIUM BODY Semillon tastes and aromas Flavours and aromas of grass, cut hay, straw, lime, vanilla, lanolin, apple, date, fig, lemon and pear Semillon mouthfeel Low acidity, almost oily textures and rich, round profile. Low in alcohol (typically between 10-15%), almost no […]


Trebbiano

Australian Trebbiano wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | LIGHT BODIED Tastes and aromas Flavours of lemon, rosemary, with minerally overtones Mouthfeel High acidity, light body Drink now or later Trebbiano is best drunk young, while the flavours are still crisp and fresh Fun Facts In Australia, Trebbiano is referred […]


Vermentino

Australian Vermentino wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | LIGHT | MEDIUM BODIED Tastes and aromas Flavours of citrus fruits such as lime, green apple and peaches, with a bitter almond and pine nut finish Mouthfeel Dry mouthfeel, light-medium bodied with refreshingly crisp acidity Drink now or later Best to […]


Verdelho

Australian Verdelho wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | MEDIUM BODIED | FULL BODIED Tastes and aromas Flavours of melon, pineapple, guava, honeysuckle and tropical fruit, with herbaceous and spicy notes Mouthfeel Medium to full-bodied, fresh, broad, tangy acidity and higher alcohol Drink now or later Most Australian Verdelhos are […]


Viognier

Australian Viognier wine regional and flavour profile   WHITE | LIGHT | MEDIUM BODY Tastes and aromas Flavours of tropical fruit such as pineapple, melon with peach notes Mouthfeel Firm acidity, light-medium bodied Drink now or later Best consumed relatively young as it will typically lose perfume as it ages. This […]