The 2023 Queensland vintage
A dry November and December led to a delayed start to vintage in the Granite Belt wine region, while a late start to summer meant a much slower than usual ripening season for South Burnett.
After a wet start to spring in the Granite Belt, November and December then turned exceptionally dry, leading to a delayed start to vintage. Colour and flavour in the reds was exceptional; the standouts including shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo, sangiovese and saperavi. Expectations are high for exceptional wines with depth of colour and flavour.
Shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo, sangiovese and saperavi were the standout varietals from the 2023 vintage in the Granite Belt. Image credit: Wine Australia.