The Herald Sun in Australia is reporting interesting stats on Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. No longer is the beloved favourite, Sauvignon Blanc standing alone as champion. In Australia, Sauvginon Blanc was on the rise from 2006 to 2009, then in 2010 began to plateau. In following years Australia has seen Sauvignon Blanc take a fall.
The Herald Sun notes that Australians are “falling out of love with the wine that has dominated their drinking habits for the past 5 years.” This change of heart seems to be felt by women who are “leading the charge away from Sauvignon Blanc to Pinot Grigio”. Retail sales of Pinot Grigio in Australia has grown by almost 40% in the past year.
Although Pinot Grigio is fairly new to Australian production, the grape thrives in the Mornington Peninsula and other western areas. Wine Australia shows a break-down of varietals grown and what characteristics to expect from the region, including Australia’s crisp and fresh or spiced and buttery representations of Pinot Grigio.
WineCollective still has some of our featured Pinot Grigio from August available for members to purchase. The Peter Lehman Pinot Grigio from their Art Series is a perfect wine to bid farewell to the summer with. Enjoy both, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc awith WineCollective, because since when do you need to pick a favourite!