Fire Gully Shiraz Viognier 2010 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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Overview

The shiraz viognier blend originated in the Cote Rotie region of the Northern Rhone Valley where a small amount of the white wine grape viognier is blended with shiraz to give it a more perfumed bouquet and silkier texture. Viognier does particularly well in this area with the world's finest examples of the variety coming from nearby Condrieu. To get the best integration of the varieties, shiraz and viognier are co-fermented by most producers in the Northern Rhone. This is the practice, too, at Fire Gully where shiraz from the two mature blocks - the older planted in 1992 and the other in 1997 – are fermented with viognier from a more recent planting. In making the wine, Mike Peterkin uses open fermenters, though not whole bunches (to avoid any stalky character) and mature oak to maximise the fruitiness of the wine and make it more suitable for immediate consumption. The style has only recently been adopted in Australia: however, in the last decade or so, it has become extremely popular.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Although it's only the third vintage of a Fire Gully Shiraz Viognier, the similarities betweeen the 2009 and 2010 wines suggests that a style, particular to the vineyard, is beginning to emerge.

Aroma

There are complex aromatics, more in the briary, wild herb spectrum, and more savoury, less overtly fruity flavours.

Palate

The palate has the complex, gamey, charcuterie characters that were evident in the 2009 which in 2010 complement subtle, ripe, vibrant, blackberry and mulberry flavours. It's smooth, pleasingly approachable and satisfying drinking.

Vintage
2010
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Our small boutique property is located in the heart of Margaret River’s renowned Willyabrup sub-region; exceptional grape-growing country that today is home to some of the finest wines in Australia.

Situated in Western Australia’s deep southwest at latitude 34°south, Willyabrup boasts a pristine, virtually pollution-free environment and gentle Mediterranean-maritime climate, making the region ideal for the production of fine wines.

Fire Gully is in the vanguard of premier wineries in the region and consistently produces vibrant, fruit-driven wines of great elegance and style. A family run vineyard with a focus on quality and value, our range is enjoyed throughout Australia and overseas, and offers quintessentially Margaret River red and white styles.

Dr Michael Peterkin of Pierro purchased the nearby Fire Gully property in 1998 and now manages the vineyard, which is also one of the most beautiful and unique properties on the Cape.Attentive, hands-on viticulture and years of experience in the winery has taught us how to create the best wines from high-grade fruit coming in from the vines.During vintage fruit is hand picked, hand sorted, and undergoesgentle treatment and processing in the winery.All Fire Gully wines are hand crafted by the highly respected and experienced team at our nearby sister winer, Pierro.The result is a selection of classic Margaret River wines.We recommend you enjoy Fire Gully wines with your favorite food in the company of good friends.

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