AUSTRALIA: Chambers vinifies Gouais in world first
There are only three wineries in the world that grow the grape; the Chamber's winery, one in Switzerland and another that is thought to be in the USA.
Chambers says the grape has been planted on his land for 90 years and while all other wineries have ripped up the vines to replace them with, ironically, Chardonnay and Reisling he has left the vines in.
This year he has produced some wine, which he says is aromatic, acidic, and course. "Everyone ripped up this stuff because it wasn't really very good and they said it wasn't popular. I've never really given it much thought but I made a batch this year and the response has been amazing. I think people are just interested in it because of its history," Chambers told just-drinks.
Chambers didn't even bring a bottle to Wine Australia 2000 but has had lots of enquiries about this rare wine.
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