The Drinking Hour podcast: Sarah Pidgeon of Wynns Coonawarra

Episode 47 of the IWSC and Food FM's weekly podcast, The Drinking Hour with David Kermode, takes a deep dive into the Terra Rossa soils of the Coonawarra wine region

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Terra Rossa soil in the Coonawarra wine region in South Australia

How much do you know about Terra Rossa soil?⁠ In episode 47 of The Drinking Hour podcast, host David Kermode takes a deep dive into the red-hued ground famous in Australia’s Coonawarra wine region with winemaker Sarah Pidgeon, one half of Wynns Coonawarra winery.

In Australia, where Wynns Coonawarra is based, the famous clay-heavy soil is mostly found in the namesake Coonawarra area and produces a distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon lauded for its depth of flavour and cellarability.⁠ One such wine is Wynns Coonawarra’s own Black Label Cabernet, which was first produced in 1954 and is known as one of Australia’s most collectable wines.

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