We have not come across such an amazing white in a long, long time. This is most definitely on the ValeVino choice list for Spring Carnival and all summer!
Where do we start as it's perfect on so many levels. There are scents of little white field flowers, ginger, almonds plus raw cashew nuances, ginger spices and apricot kernel. This washed through with white fleshed peaches and apricots running the fruit show with a cameo from rockmelon makes it super delicious.
2021 was a fantastic ripening vintage with the fruit experiencing long hours of sunshine hours though not too hot. With with cool time temperatures it's perfect for retaining those delicate fruity characters.
To put this together, the viognier was pressed very lightly to extract its free run and light pressings and fermented cool in stainless steel to retain its white fleshed fruit characters. The aim, and success is to have the core giving racy acidity, white fruits and minimal glycerol while giving enough to say viognier.
The Roussanne was also basket pressed but slightly harder to extract the rich rock melon characters for another fruit level. This had an indigenous yeast to carry out fermentation in a 600L new French oak cask. This adds complexity with a roundness of oak and lees mouth feel while the richer fruit characters of rock melon adding depth to an austere viognier.
Viognier is 85% and Roussanne is 15%, and a perfectly balanced 12.5% ABV sold in cases of 12 bottles for $220, including our free local express next day delivery.
We guarantee you won't be disappointed with this!