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THE CURIOUS CASE OF ALBARINO

ALBARINO has had an interesting story coming to Australia. It was nearly ten years ago now that the news broke that what we thought was albarino vines planted in Australia was in fact savagnin (AKA traminer). You have to go back to 1989 to the source of the error where initial imports of vine material purchased from the Spanish National Collection and sent to the CSIRO were incorrectly labelled. It was only discovered when French ampelographer Jean Michel Boursiquot from the University of Montpellier, questioned the authenticity of vines he found planted in the Barossa Valley.

It was

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