2023 Vinework Viognier

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A single vineyard wine only produced in exceptional years; this limited (100 dozen) Cellar Door release Viognier is estate grown on our Boodjidup vineyard

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Viticulture

Viognier (100%)
2023
Margaret River
The growing season began with a late budburst after a relatively cold winter with reasonable rainfall. The cool, wet spring which followed meant an extended flowering period for early bloomers, but with good fruit-set for most varieties resulting in yields which were generally higher than average. There was a complete lack of Marri blossom leading up to and during harvest which meant that bird pressure was extreme. Bird-netting and monitoring was vital this season! A very dry, mild summer offered perfect ripening conditions and harvest began mid-February. There wasn’t any significant rain to speak of at all throughout the white harvest. In summary, 2023 will be remembered as an excellent vintage in Margaret River.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw
The bouquet of this aromatic Viognier has an array of apricots, lemon curd lanolin, musk stick and ginger spice, all wonderfully complemented and enhanced by rose petal florals.
The palate is supple with a soft natural acidity complemented by a great depth of flavour and textural phenolics. Primary flavours of melon, peach, and ripe pear drive the profile of this Viognier with a subtle and complexing influence of sweet nutmeg spice. Overall, this Viognier shows classic richness and fruit drive with a long, beeswax like, dry textured finish.

Winemaking

14.1%
750ml
3.28
The Viognier was harvested in the cold of night and pressed gently to maintain purity and aromatic vibrancy. After settling, the batch was fermented in tank at a cool temperature using an aromatic yeast strain to preserve the primary fruit characteristics. This was followed by a short duration of oak maturation post ferment and SO2 prior to an early bottle preparation.

Professional Reviews

Gold Medal