For the first time the Barossa Shiraz Viognier has been sourced entirely from Eden Valley Shiraz and Viognier vineyards. There is great diversity across the Eden Valley Shiraz vineyards and a wide range of styles is produced, from those with a much finer, subtle aromatic to those that are denser, fuller and much richer. What links them all together is an underlying finesse and purity, the hallmark of Eden Valley Shiraz. A small percentage of Eden Valley Viognier, either as grapes or juice was fermented with each batch of the Eden Valley Shiraz.
Select batches were fermented with a small percentage of Viognier grapes, whilst other parcels were fermented with Viognier juice. This has produced a soft and stylish wine showing subtle Viognier aromatics combined with the medium weight and finer structure of Shiraz.
This wine is deep red in colour with sweet, fresh and fragrant aromatics of cherries, plums and bright red-currant fruits. Subtle spices and clove notes are present as are the floral hints of Viognier. This is a medium to full bodied wine with red fruit flavours, fine spices and cloves. It is a rich and softly textured Shiraz with the subtle sweet textures of Viognier.
Great to drink now, but will also reward 5-7 years in the cellar. Try it with steak and mushroom pie.
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