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A Guide to Ageing Potentials

A Guide to Ageing Potentials

 

Varietal

Years

Place of Origin

Cabernet Sauvignon

5-25 years

Coonawarra, Margaret River, Barossa Valley, Bendigo, Pyrenees, Yarra Valley

Shiraz

4-20 years

Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Hunter Valley, Great Western, Langhorne Creek, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Heathcote

Grenache

4-15 years

Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale

Merlot

2-5 years

Pyrenees, Geographe, Great Southern, Coonawarra, Tasmania

Pinot Noir

5-10 years

Yarra, Mornington Peninsula, Macedon, Geelong, Gippsland, Tasmania, Beechworth

Sangiovese

5-10 years

King Valley, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley

Semillon

5-20 years

Hunter Valley, Barossa Valley

Riesling

5-15 years

Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Frankland River, Drumborg

Chardonnay

5-15 years

Margaret River, Pemberton, Beechworth, Yarra Valley, Hunter Valley

Viognier

4-5 years

Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley

Sauvignon Blanc

1 year

Adelaide Hills, Orange

Pinot Gris, Grigio

1 year

Mornington Peninsula, Adelaide Hills

Verdello

1 year

Hunter Valley, Western Australia

White Sparkling

1-4 years

Tasmania, King Valley, Macedon, Yarra Valley

Red Sparkling

1-12 years

Great Western, Pyrenees, Coonawarra

 

INTERNATIONAL WINES

Varietal

 

 

Years

 

 

 

Place of Origin

Bordeaux Reds

10-50 years

Classified Growths

Bordeaux Sweet Whites ("Licoreux" or sticky whites)

5-50 years

Classified Growths

Burgundy Reds

5-30 years

Grand Cru, Premier Cru

Burgundy Whites

5-20 years

Grand Cru, Premier Cru

Tuscany Reds

5-15 years

Chianti, Tuscany

Piedmont

5-50 years

Barolo

Piedmont

5-30 years

Barbaresco

Champagne Non Vintage (NV)

1-5 years

 

Champagne Vintage

5-20 years

 

 

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