The rising star in Australian wine, Viognier is actually an ancient grape which has been used to make wine in small pockets of Europe for over 2,000 years. However, its growing reputation as a fine wine grape has had much to do with the recent plantings in Australian regions such as Mudgee, where growing conditions allow it to develop to its true potential.
This pale gold coloured wine shows apricot, citrus and subtle star anise aromas. The palate exhibits good concentration with tight lemon/lime notes and orange peel. The finish is long and intense with a whisker of sugar for balance. A lovely wine which pairs well with a wide range of foods.
Cellaring Potential: Likely to age well, but is drinking superbly now, so why wait?
Wine Maker: Moore Haszard