Shiraz Terroir Research Project by The Australian Wine Research Institute.
The Shiraz Terroir Research Project is collaboration between Australia’s National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC), Charles Sturt University (CSU) and the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), funded by Wine Australia.
The project aims to define the sensory properties of Shiraz / Syrah wines from different regions across Australia. Having already been held in Melbourne and New York, this benchmarking blind tasting looks for correlations between the sensory properties of a relatively large and diverse set of Australian Shiraz wines, their chemical profiles and the climatic regions from which the grapes are sourced.
The tasting will enable sommeliers and other wine trade to characterise a selection of Australian Shiraz using a novel rapid comparative evaluation method called Pivot©Profile