2020 Eden Valley Viognier

In 2020 we suffered the catastrophe of losing our entire crop to smoke taint, a consequence of severe drought and the worst bushfire season in living memory. Generous friends came to our rescue with clean fruit from regions outside New South Wales.

The fruit for this ripe pear, ginger and peach laden Viognier came from the Yalumba vineyards in Eden Valley in South Australia. Thanks to Louisa Rose and the Hill-Smith family for making the grapes available for us.

14.0% Alc/Vol

pH 3.53

Residual sugar 0 g/L

TA 8.6 g/L

Sulfur Dioxide (free) 46 mg/L

Light, bright yellow colour. Fresh and spicy aromas, in the ripe gris, gewürz or viognier spectrum; creamy lees too.

The wine is full in the mouth, rich and broad,

with abundant flavour and weight, the finish dry and clean with a slight tannin kick but not overly grippy or coarse. The finish is dry and firm, with a smidgin of tannin bitterness to conclude.

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