This Viognier is sourced from some of the oldest Viognier vines in the country. Signatory apricot blossom, very lifted white flowers like jasmine and musk stick aromas. Restrained apricot flavours deliver oodles of weight and flavour.
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Aroma: Signatory apricot blossom, very lifted white flowers like jasmine and musk stick aromas.
Palate: Restrained apricot flavours deliver oodles of weight and flavour. The Yarra Valley bright acid line comes through to drive the back palate and keep the weight in check. Tannins, rarely seen in white wines, add flavour and a chalky texture while carrying the flavour to a long lingering finish.
Tiny yields, this fruit is hand harvested lovingly by only Yarra Yering staff, into the cool room overnight and then whole bunch pressed. Any juice not pressed from the skins is then frozen to be used in the Dry Red Wine No2 ferment weeks later. The Viognier juice is run off to old oak barrels without any clarification for primary fermentation. Bottled after 10 months. Only two barrels are produced.
Varietals: 100% Viognier
Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)
Vines: This Viognier is sourced from some of the oldest Viognier vines in the country, planted in 1982. There are three blocks across the vineyard with varying age.
Vintage: A late start to harvest due to good rainfall and a cool to mild summer without any heat spikes to advance ripeness. Picking lasted 10 weeks at a leisurely pace delivering grapes with beautiful flavour development coupled and good acid retention.
Cellaring: Drinking beautifully at present and will evolve for a further 5 years under suitable cellaring conditions.