Jenni Port (great name) argues that Australian winemaking fashion is turning against high alcohol wines. Great. I hope her prediction comes true.
What isn’t true is the claim that any region can make elegant wine. Not without problems that is. Some areas will struggle to get the grapes physiologically ripe without high alcohols.
It’s not just hot regions that can have this problem. Some NZ regions have this problem for some grapes (which hasn’t hurt them for Sauvignon Blanc where herbaceous character is a major part of the style).