Mitchelton Shiraz Viognier 2006 (6 x 750ml), Central Victoria, VIC

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Overview

An intense and highly aromatic wine showcasing all the characteristics

of a classic Shiraz Viognier. Hints of sweet vanilla, heady musk, intense

apricot balanced with mossy undertones give this wine a personality of

its own. The palate is reminiscent of rich black forest cake - creamy,

delectable and full of succulent cherry and spice.

Region:
Central Victoria
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

93 PTS

"Highly perfumed red fruits and a touch of florals and spicy oak; ,much darker on the palate with the shiraz taking over from the more aromatic quality of the viognier; more tannic than expected, the wine is assertive, firm and needing time to integrate."

- James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2009

Winery Tasting Notes

Steady late winter and spring rains in 2005 ensured that soil moisture levels were maintained through the early stages of the growing season. Record temperatures during January resulted in minor crop loss due to sunburn. Ripening conditions during the autumn months were dry and warm, facilitating rapid ripening and flavour accumulation.

An intense and highly aromatic wine showcasing all the characteristics of a classic Shiraz Viognier. Hints of sweet vanilla, heady musk, intense apricot balanced with mossy undertones give this wine a personality of its own. The palate is reminiscent of rich black forest cake - creamy, delectable and full of succulent cherry and spice. The tannins envelope the palate, providing a sensual silkiness to the wine's texture and great length.

Shiraz was sourced from the heritage "1969 Block". The vines are located adjacent to a long reach on the Goulburn River on deep ochre-red alluvial soils. These gnarly looking vines are non-irrigated and produce a mere one tonne per acre of itensely concentrated berries. The Viognier is sourced from "A Block", which is situated on a hungry rise in the heart of the Mitchelton estate. Scanty yields ensured full flavour was achieved to add vibrancy and aromatics to the co-fermented blend.

All of the grapes are crushed simultaneously and co-fermented in static fermenters. The ferment is allowed to reach 28 degrees Celcius before cooling to 20 degress Celcius for completion, taking approximately 10 days. Post press, the wine is settled for 24 hours before being transferred to barrel for Malolactic fermentation. The winemaking team employs 30% New French oak for the maturation period of 16-18 months. Barrel selection follows and there is minimal filtration prior to bottling.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - NZ International Wine Show 2008.

Bronze Medal - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2008.

Vintage
2006
Region
Central Victoria
Grape Style
Shiraz Viognier
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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