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Millbrook 2017 Estate Viognier

2017 Estate Viognier

2017 Estate Viognier

92 Points 92

$40.00

$36.00

Colour

Clear and bright, pale lemon.

Aroma

Grapefruit, ginger and apricot aromas have underlying floral nuances of jasmine, orange blossom and honeysuckle.

Palate

Dry, evident acidity with a stone-fruit sweetness and a mineral texture which leads to a long, persistent finish. A well balanced style that has a lingering flavour and is superbly suited to rich flavoursome foods.

Cellaring

Enjoy now to 2020.

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Vintage

Estate-grown, the low-yielding Viognier was planted on well drained gravelly loam over red clay soils with a western aspect allowing the fruit to reach full maturity and great intensity of flavour. Utilising the VSP trellis system, shoots and bunches were thinned to keep cropping levels low. Typically, Viognier is late ripening and a low-yielding variety.

The fruit was handpicked and whole bunch pressed at 5°C to seasoned and new oak without clarification and allowed to undertake “natural” fermentation. The wine was aged in French oak on lees for four months before blending and bottling in August 2017.

Region

Perth Hills (Estate) 100%

Variety

Viognier 100%

Analysis

  • Alc Vol: 14%
  • TA: 4.65g/L
  • pH: 3.43

Fantastic with spiced foods such as Indian or Middle Eastern cuisine especially fish and chicken dishes.

The West Australian Wine Guide 2018

No mistaking the distinctive aromas of this variety. Apricots and gingery notes on the nose with a lift of orange rinds. The palate has a vibrant lift and has been deliberately crafted to keep it fresh and leaner. Mid-palate creaminess is most appealing and the tanging lemon and orange zest on the finish completes a very good wine. Cellar: 5 years. 

92 Points 92

Perth Hills Wine Show 2017

   

TROPHY - Best White Wine of Show

TROPHY - Chairman's Trophy for Regional Character

Geographe & WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2017