This continues to be the most widely planted variety in the King Valley. Ripening readily the resultant wines are soft but flavoursome with flavours are in the sweet berry spectrum, with just a hint of mint and more herbaceous notes.
Pinot Gris / Grigio
Both the Gris and Grigio style are produced in the valley. The Grigio wines boast fresh aromas of citrus and pear, with a palate of distinct savoury characters and a crisp finish thanks to the cool climate fruit. The French Gris style on the other hand is richer on the palate with an exquisite tang of tropical acids.
Sangiovese (and other Mediterranean varietals) have been shown to be perfectly suited to the region’s cool climate, with the wines developing distinctive varietal characteristics.
Prosecco is being developed as the region’s new flagship sparkling wine while Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are principally utilised by many of Australia's leading sparkling winemakers as blend components. Otto Dal Zotto was the first to source and plant Prosecco in the King Valley and since Otto’s initial planting, many growers and wineries have discovered the charms of Prosecco, and planted as well.