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Viticultural soils of Tasmania


Doyle, R, Viticultural soils of Tasmania, Encouraging the development of the wine sector in Tasmania, Australia, pp. 98-125. (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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Tasmania has an enormous potential for cool climate viticultural development. There are many soil types with great suitability for Pinot Noir (PN), Pinot Gris (PG), Chardonnay (CH), Sauvignon Blanc (SB) and increasingly Shiraz (SH). The beauty of the island as a cool climate wine growing region rests in the great variety and general suitability of its soils, leading to a stunning diversity of exquisite cool climate wines. The highly diverse soil–climate–terrain system or ‘terroir’ which provides an almost unparalleled opportunity for Tasmania to market its complex, premium cool climate wines to agri-food tourists and international wine markets.

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Research Field:Agricultural Land Management
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural Crops
Objective Field:Horticultural Crops not elsewhere classified
Author:Doyle, R (Dr Richard Doyle)
ID Code:99867
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2015-04-14
Last Modified:2015-04-14
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