Chapter Three Shiraz Viognier 2006
Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 92% Shiraz, 8% Viognier
Best Consumed: 2009
Acidity: 6.52 TA
Bottled: Aug 2006
A deeply coloured rich, red wine with inky tones and ruby edges. The 2006 Shiraz Viognier provides a powerful nose of spice and rich black fruits accented with fresh blueberries and plums with appealing, well integrated oak displaying a hint of chocolate and cinnamon.
A rich, medium to full-bodied wine with elegant spice and French oak complemented by ripe blackberries and just a hint of apricot. The cool climate
Fruit for the Shiraz Viognier was harvested from 15 year old vines in exceptional vineyard sites within
Wine Harvest Notes
The growing season in 2006 started very well with a cool spring and good rains vital during the growing season. Harvesting began a little earlier than usual, nevertheless small berry sizes and lighter bunch weights complimented by high sugar levels produced ripe, rich and intense flavours in the berries. By and large the fruit for the 2006 Shiraz Viognier was of exceptional quality, with the colour and flavour intensity being exceedingly apparent.
A splendid accompaniment to roast beef, spicy sausages or a full bodied cheese.