Viognier 2016

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Viognier originating from France’s Rhone Valley is well suited to the growing conditions in Heathcote. Medium to full bodied style with expressive floral and stone fruit aromatics and round plush texture. Picked just late enough in the season to show the expressive flavour of this variety, and at the optimal time to maintain freshness and a clean finish. 


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Viognier originating from France's Rhone Valley is well suited to the growing conditions in Heathcote. Medium to full bodied style with expressive floral and stone fruit aromatics and round plush texture. Picked just late enough in the season to show the expressive flavour of this variety, and at the optimal time to maintain freshness and a clean finish. 

Tasting Notes

WINEMAKER NOTES
The nose shows distinctive viognier lift in the form of orange blossom, candied orange, honeysuckle and honeydew melon with added complexity from the barrel fermentation. The palate has intense varietal flavour with a fine creamy texture, well balanced acidity and great length.

VINEYARD
Hand picked from our own Tellurian vineyard growing in Cambrian soils formed over 500 million years. Deep, rich, decomposed greenstone rock and limestone with soil depths up to 2m allow roots to reach deep, while relatively low fertility controls vigour and yield.

VINTAGE
2016 was ideal for intense, full flavoured fruit retaining wonderful natural acidity. While the entire season was relatively dry, good shoot growth and flowering was followed by even fruit set with lower yields in all varieties. Above av. summer night temperatures encouraged earliest vintage to date. 


WINEMAKING
Grapes hand picked, then pressed with no heavy pressings being used. Settled in tank overnight, majority of juice transferred to seasoned French oak barrels for fermentation with light solids. Wine remained on yeast lees in seasoned French oak for 6 months prior to bottling.

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6-pack: $28.00 / bottle

Case: $28.00 / bottle

Member Prices

All prices shown below are per bottle.

Family & Friends Wine Club: $23.80

MATES RATES: $21.00

Cellar Door Wine Club: $25.20

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