Petaluma Viognier 2009 (6 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA. RRP$37.50

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RRP $37.50

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Fully ripe, golden Viognier bunches are hand picked from the B&V vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, producing a wine with lovely finesse and freshness. Lovely viscosity and a wonderful mouth feel and flavour are matched by defining acidity and minerality. The mature Viognier wines of the B&V Vineyard achieve a natural balance of moderate growth and low crop on its micaceous schist derived soils.

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Barrel ferment in older barriques plus two months lees contact, then bottled; a wine which downplays the varietal impact, but gains length in particular, the lemony acidity underwriting a cleansing finish.Rating 93 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011

Another excellent viognier from one of our most consistent exponents; smooth, rich and full in the mouth yet not overdone in any way. Just 13 per cent alcohol, too. Bready yeast-lees aromas add interest to the restrained apricot fruit. Rating 92/4 Stars - Huon Hooke, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine (MAY/2010)

A change of tack has occurred with 09 Petalumas lusty Viognier because there are terrific greengage and quince notes which carve a trench through the fleshy peach theme ensuring this big wine falls into balance in a trice. Rich and refreshing is not usually possible in the Viognier world but 09 Petaluma manages to be both, and that is what will win it a new brigade of followers. Interestingly, Petalumas Chardonnay is getting close to a renaissance and its this Viognier which is showing it the way! Matthew Jukes, (30/JUN/2010)

I have been waiting for a wine like this to emerge blinking into the sunlight from the Petaluma cellar for an eternity. Only six months ago, 2009 Viognier did something that it has never done before and that is to have all of the intoxicating allure of the Viognier variety on the nose, but do it transplanted onto a Chardonnay-shaped chassis. This means that Petaluma Viognier is one of the most drinkable and least heady or gloopy Viogniers in Australia. I love this grape, but I favour the gymnast-shaped versions and not the Mad Men-shaped, hourglass models. The same sort of manoeuvre has occurred with 2008 Petaluma Shiraz, too, making it an equally lithe and less ponderous fellow. Good Work Ox and Team.The Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines 2011, Matthew Jukes (24/May/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes


The 2009 Petaluma Adelaide Hills Viognier has lovely finesse and freshness, with dried apricot and honey. The palate continues with apricot fruit

viscosity and wonderful mouth feel.


The finish is distinguished by minerality and crisp, clean acid. This is an attractive pungent Viognier that deserves to be enjoyed in its youth.

Cellaring Potential

It will also reward medium term careful cellaring.

Food Matching

The wine drinks beautifully with King George Whiting and Garfish.

Winemaking Note

The fully ripe, golden Viognier bunches were hand picked on the 18th and 19th of March and transported to the Petaluma Winery in the Piccadilly Valley. The

fruit was de-stemmed, crushed and chilled to 5°C and then pressed in a Willmes tank press. The juice was allowed to settle by gravity to near clarity, before being racked to five year old French oak barriques and inoculated with Petaluma?s chosen yeast strain. This primary fermentation was followed by maturation on yeast lees for a total of three months in oak. The gravity settled, clear wine was then given a gentle filtration before bottling in June 2009.

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
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Winery Profile

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Established in 1976, Petaluma's vision is to make world class wines from the classic European varieties by choosing the best region for each variety and acquiring or planting the best vineyard in that region.

The simple hallmark Petaluma yellow label has come to represent Australian wines of refined elegance but stamped indelibly with characteristics of the vineyards of origin. Petaluma wines have been established as New World classics representative of the terroir of Australia’s best regions.

Winemaker Andrew Hardy

Andrew began with Petaluma in 1982, working and studying his wayup through the ranks as cellar hand, trainee winemaker and finally leadwinemaker. Successfully interweaving practical, ‘in the vineyard’ workwith university studies, Andrew completed his Bachelor of Appl. Sci(Wine Science) at University of Adelaide in 1990. Nominated in August1999 as a finalist in AGT Wine Magazine's Winemaker of the Year award, Andrew is highly respected for his effortless winemaking style,restrained hand in the winery and engaging manner.

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