Showing posts with label Viognier. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Viognier. Show all posts

Wednesday, 8 March 2023

Soumah Tutto Bianco d'Soumah 2022


A blend of all the white varieties on the Soumah property, Viognier, Savagnin, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay come together to deliver a textural and thought provoking white. 

Thursday, 29 December 2022

Gra Fion Shiraz Viognier 2021


You could fall head over heels for the easy flow and glossy presence of this Shiraz Viognier. 

Sunday, 23 October 2022

Lightning Tree Sassy Lassy NV


A blend of Viognier and Verdelho makes up the Sassy Lassy. A neat, uncomplicated wine.

Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Friday, 23 September 2022

Yalumba GEN Organic Viognier 2022


Yalumba does entry-level Viognier better than anyone and this new GEN Organic release proves that point once more. Although I'd prefer the superior Y Series, this is a handy wine make no mistake.

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Comyns and Co Mr Red 2021


The Shiraz and Viognier blend fad was red hot years ago and its appeal has simmered down somewhat. The odd example still bobs up. Here is a solid expression from the Hunter Valley's Comyns & Co.

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Tim Smith Eden Valley Viognier 2022


Clean lines, classy feels, this is a fabulous expression of Viognier. It's gone up two bucks since the previous vintage but you'd pay it. You'd happily pay more given the quality on offer. Another impressive release from Tim Smith.

Balgownie Estate Viognier 2021


Barrel fermented and seeing six months in French oak, this Viognier from the Bendigo region is a tidy drink.

Friday, 29 July 2022

Tim Smith Bugalugs White 2022


Becoming a grandfather has certainly softened Tim Smith. He only used to make a Riesling and Viognier. Now he's blending white and making a Rosé. Who is this guy?

Drink this though. It's good. Very good! I feel all levels of Parisian drinking it. Classy and then some. 

Friday, 29 April 2022

Getting ready for International Viognier Day with a Yalumba Viognier Masterclass


I had the opportunity last week to spend some time (virtually) with Yalumba's Louisa Rose and Jessica Hill-Smith as well as Langmeil's James Lindner to chat about all things Viognier. Yes, Viognier, that white grape that seems to have an issue with people pronouncing its name correctly. Say "vee-on-yay". 

What a most interesting and informative hour this was.

Saturday, 23 April 2022

Yalumba The Virgilius Viognier 2019

Yalumba's flagship white wine, this Virgilius Viognier sees 11 months in old French oak. Coming off vines planted in 1980, this is flirtatious yet it wants to get serious all at the same time. It's excellent really.

Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2020


I really like the mouthfeel here. It weaves and bends around with ease. A quality Viognier from the Eden Valley.

Yalumba FSW Botrytis Viognier 2020


Long and luscious, this incredibly silky botrytis Viognier was part of a tasting in preparation for International Viognier Day coming up on 30 April. Rich and generous, this is a kiss from the nectar gods. 

Guigal Cote Du Rhone Blanc 2019


This Guigal arrived as part of a sample pack from Yalumba in readiness for International Viognier Day on 30 April. If you were to describe this wine using an emoji, it would be 'meh'.

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Yalumba Organic Viognier 2021

Part of Yalumba's Organic range, this Viognier is sourced from the Riverland.

Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2021


The Rick Astley of the Yalumba Y Series range. It's never gonna give you up, it's never gonna let you down and it's never gonna run around and desert you - only because it's readily available. A crazy good Viognier for the money.

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2021


This Viognier Marsanne blend from d'Arenberg continues to soar. A most impressive wine for the asking price, $19 is too cheap. Chardonnay lovers would be most satisfied here for something different.

Saturday, 11 December 2021

Soumah Tutto Bianco d'Soumah 2021


Sunday picnics, crowd-pleasing deluxe, there is so much to keep you engaged with this easy-going wine. 

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Balgownie Estate Viognier 2020


If you enjoy a complex Chardonnay, perhaps stretching your interest a little further and indulging in a Viognier may be worth the adventure. This example from Balgownie Estate is a great wine to start your exploration.

Ridgemill Estate Snigley's Rosé 2021

Red cordial appearance, there is a little weight and booty to this Rosé.