Happy International Viognier Day! Today we celebrate the unique and complex character of this beautiful white grape variety. With its floral, fruity aromas and flavours, it makes for a standout choice for those seeking a refreshing and aromatic wine.
At Frontier Fine Wines one of our favourite Viognier’s is the Philip Shaw The Dreamer from Australia. Lighter in style than many Viogniers with notes of fresh apricots and violets on the nose and lifts of lemon. The palate is bright and fresh with vivid acid and juicy fruit. The balance of fruit and acid give the wine wonderful depth and vibrancy. Harvested early for high acidity and lower alcohol at only 10% ABV
Decanter Magazine (June 2022 Edition) – Tina Gellie “Viognier can be oily and heavy, but this one, from Shaw’s Koomooloo vineyard on volcanic soils at 900m – one of the highest in Australia – is a revelation. Gorgeous notes of apricot juice, lychee, aniseed and fennel fond on a breezy palate with punchy, fresh orange juice acidity. A cracking-value lunch wine – and the low alcohol means you don’t have to stop at one glass”