Characterising the distinctive flavours of Australian Cabernet Sauvignon wines
Grapegrowing and winemaking to suit the market will enable Australia’s wine sector to be more competitive in a challenging environment. There is demand for wines that express the unique characteristics of their place of origin but in many cases those characters are not well defined. Many grape components strongly influence wine quality and style, including certain varietal wine aroma compounds that can be traced to specific grape metabolites. However, there is little information linking vineyard management practices and environmental effects on grape metabolism that subsequently affect wine chemistry and aroma/flavour, and ultimately impact on the expression of place.
This project aims to understand the chemical and sensorial basis of regional typicity of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, a commercially-important red variety, and to determine how pragmatic and cost-effective vineyard and winemaking practices can be used to alter grape and wine characteristics to meet consumer-preferred wine styles, whether in traditional Western or booming Asian markets.
Key outputs from this project
L Souza Gonzaga, SEP Bastian, DL Capone, L Danner, DW Jeffery (2022) Consumer perspectives of wine typicity and impact of region information on the sensory perception of Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Food Research International, 152, 110719, DOI 10.1016/j.foodres.2021.110719
L Souza Gonzaga, DL Capone, SEP Bastian, DW Jeffery (2021) Defining wine typicity: sensory characterisation and consumer perspectives. Australian Journal of Grape & Wine Research, 27(2), 246-256, DOI 10.1111/ajgw.12474
L Souza Gonzaga, SEP Bastian, DL Capone, RKR Ranaweera, DW Jeffery (2021) Modelling Cabernet Sauvignon wine sensory traits from spectrofluorometric data. OENO One, 55(4), 19-33, DOI 10.20870/oeno-one.2021.55.4.4805
L Souza Gonzaga, DL Capone, SEP Bastian, L Danner, DW Jeffery (2020) Sensory typicity of regional Australian Cabernet Sauvignon wines according to expert evaluations and descriptive analysis. Food Research International, 138, 109760, DOI 10.1016/j.foodres.2020.109760
L Souza Gonzaga, DL Capone, SEP Bastian, L Danner, DW Jeffery (2019) Using content analysis to characterise the sensory typicity and quality judgements of Australian Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Foods 8 (12), 691, DOI 10.3390/foods8120691
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