Funding: Wine Australia
Collaborators: WineTQ, Wine Tasmania, Australian Wine Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Lincoln University (NZ), Wein Campus Neustadt (Germany), Oregon State University (USA) and Brock University (Canada)
Total funding: $854,000
Dr Anna Carew is leading a project funded by Wine Australia that aims to provide robust evidence for the uniqueness of Australian Pinot Noir.
This $845,000 3.5 year project will generate robust, tangible scientific and qualitative evidence to explain the unique character, quality and provenance of Australia's emerging premier red wine: Pinot Noir.
Once established, the methods developed in this project will be applicable to other red wine varieties.
The project has three intersecting parts:
The project team will employ chemometrics to combine the diverse qualitative and quantitative data forms from the three parts of the project to generate evidence of provenance encompassing diverse parts of the whole supply chain.
This project unites an interdisciplinary team from the University of Tasmania – Dr Anna Carew, Dr Fiona Kerslake, Dr Richard Doyle, Dr Dugald Close from TIA with Dr Gemma Lewis from the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics.
The project also involves national experts Dr Paul Smith and Dr Natoiya Lloyd from the Australian Wine Research Institute, Dr Bob Dambergs from WineTQ and key industry partners Ms Louisa Rose from Hill-Smith Family Vineyards, Sheralee Davies from Wine Tasmania, and Mr Adam Wadewitz from Shaw+Smith.
It also has committed involvement from internationally recognised experts in cool climate grape and wine research including A/Prof Roland Harrison from New Zealand, Professor Ulrich Fischer from Germany, Dr Elizabeth Tomasino from USA and Professor Belinda Kemp from Canada.