“I MAKE WINES TO ENJOY WITH FOOD. ELEGANT SPARKLING WINES, CRISP, FLAVOURSOME, WHITES AND STYLISH, SOFT FINISHING REDS.”
This is the third dessert wine I have made from the small patch of viognier in my vineyard at Tabilk, in central Victoria. The fruit is left on the vines late into Autumn, when the days are long and the nights cool. The grapes slowly shrivel and raisin giving the wine a wonderful richness and intensity.
This is also the first year the fruit was touched by the fabled ‘Noble Rot’ Botrytis Cinerea. Brought by a burst of heavy rain late in Summer, it turned the grapes an ugly, furry purple and intensified the flavours even further.
With delicious hints of ripe pear and apricot, this wine is perfect with a platter of farmhouse cheeses at the end of a leisurely meal, and is quite magical with the caramel flavours of a tarte tatin. Enjoy!
James Halliday says:
"A beautifully made and poised wine, the touch of botrytis the final touch, as it were, introducing a note of fresh ginger on the finish and aftertaste. The brilliant straw-green colour is a great start, as is the fresh and lively mid-palate, with cumquat and apricot balanced by acidity. This is always nail-biting stuff to make, here with a near-perfect result.”
95 points, Halliday 2018 Wine Companion
2015 Late Harvest Viognier still available in limited quantities: call or email us for details.Place an order with Sarah