Sunday, 25 September 2016

Savina Lane Wild Ferment Viognier 2014

Savina Lane is the newest edition to the Granite Belt winery scene and sits on the site formerly known as Back Pocket. A new cellar door was built and some additional varieties were added to the vineyard.

This Viognier was contract grown further south down Ballandean way, and as with all Savina Lane wines, it was made by Mike Hayes at Symphony Hill.

First impressions are always important, and as this is my first look at a Savina Lane wine, I reckon they have hit the target. The packaging is neat and attractive yet the contents are better again. Win win.

Apricot skin, yellow stone fruit and ginger spice aromas set things alight. Yellow peach, apricot kernel plus a gentle pepper touch is flanked by a reappearance of ginger spice in the mouth. There's some minerality too before a delicate vanilla cream waltzes up the middle. Plenty of length and depth, it's a delight to drink really. I'd happily drink a couple of glasses of this.

Drink now to five years.

93/100 - Very good

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $40
Source: Sample

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