Wine & Spirits-Margaret River, Australia - ""A rich and supple 2017, youthful and coastal in its earthy, tart citrus flavors. It's tight, with grapefruit notes up front, then broader, with groundnut and oak spice in a long, clean finish.""
The state of Western Australia was home to some of Australia's first winemaking, as early as 1834. Viticulture first took root north of the capital city, Perth, in the southwestern corner of the continent. Despite the region's proximity to the ocean, hot winds from the desert-like interior kept summers baking hot. So Western Australia winemakers were resigned to making some white wines and hearty, fortified dessert wines from super-ripe grapes.