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SA Shiraz showcased in Bordeaux

By Monday 29 April 2024No Comments

South Australian Shiraz is being showcased at the iconic La Cité du Vin wine museum in Bordeaux as part of the ‘Via Sensoria’ exhibition.

The exhibition features four pavilions, each representing a season, with South Australia’s Autumn pavilion offering visitors sommelier-guided Shiraz tastings surrounded by autumnal images and sounds to provide a full sensory experience.

The Spring pavilion will feature Italian Prosecco, Summer will be rosé from Provence, and Winter will feature Sauternes from Bordeaux.

South Australian Primary Industries Minister Clare Scriven met with representatives from the Bordeaux wine industry in August 2023, signing a three-year memorandum of understanding between the SA Government and La Cité du Vin.

“The relationship with Bordeaux through our membership of the prestigious Great Wine Capitals Global Network continues bearing fruit, placing our premium wine on a global stage,” Minister Scriven says.

“Being given the Autumn pavilion at Via Sensoria is a fantastic opportunity to promote our world-class Shiraz on the global stage in perhaps the most famous wine region in the world.”

Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago says, “I can well remember when La Cité du Vin opened in Bordeaux.

“We’ve been involved from the start. More so now. Just so pleased that PIRSA, the Great Wine Capitals Network and all our friends in Bordeaux have so strenuously embraced South Australian wine culture and history.”

Shiraz from d’Arenberg, Kalleske, Ochota Barrels and Patritti are currently available to Via Sensoria visitors.

Additional wineries set to be showcased in coming weeks include Anderson Hill, Brash Higgins, Dandelion Vineyards, Heirloom Vineyards, Mitolo, Penfolds, Penley Estate, Pindarie, Redheads Wines, Rymill Coonawarra, Saint-Clar Estate, Thistledown and Yalumba.

Alkina Wine Estate, Patritti and Serafino have also donated different varieties to be showcased in the ‘Belvedere’ tasting room at La Cité du Vin.

South Australia produces half of the bottled wine in Australia and more than three-quarters of the premium wine.

The Via Sensoria exhibition runs until November.

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