Wine from a different world

Wolf Blass epitomises the style of New World wines, that relies not on lineage and territory, but on innovation and passion.

10th August, 2013
A catch bin receives freshly harvested cabernet sauvignon grapes at Wolf Blass vineyards in the Barossa Valley, Australia. Photo: Bloomberg

Looking out over the 500-year-old vines of his family's estate, Château Phélan Ségur in northern Médoc, Thierry Gardinier emphasises the difference between the Old and New Worlds.

"They make cabernet sauvignon - very good cabernet - in the New World too," says Gardinier. "But it isn't what we are making. Many wine people want to talk about the similarities between this and Australian wine, but look out...

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