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Deakin Estate Viognier
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Picked when citrus and early tropical flavours were peaking and then fermented cold with aromatic yeasts entirely in stainless steel, this Viognier captures the essence of the variety's flavour at its ideal ripeness. No barrels, nothing fancy, just pure, intense Viognier.

Intensely fruity with lime, pineapple, quince and custard apple - a fruit bomb. Lay back and put on your shades because everyone's in a Hawaiian shirt!
WINEMAKER
Frank Newman

REGION
Murray Darling

HARVEST
Early February
GRAPE VARIETY
Viognier

ANALYTICAL DETAILS
Alcohol: 13.5%
pH: 3.12
Acidity: 6.3 g/L

Awards


2016
» Silver - 2017 International Wine Challenge (UK)
» Bronze - 2016 Alternative Varieties Wine Show (Australia)
» Bronze - 2016 Hobart Wine Show (Australia)

2015
» Gold - 2016 Alternative Varieties Wine Show (Australia)
» Silver - 2015 Perth Royal Wine Show
» Bronze - 2016 Cairns Wine Show
» Bronze - 2016 Riverland Wine Show (Australia)
» Commended - 2016 International Wine Challenge (UK)
» Commended - 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards (UK)

2014
» Silver - 2015 Sommelier Wine Awards (UK)
» Bronze - 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards
» Bronze - 2014 Riverland Wine Show
» Bronze - 2014 Australian Inland Wine Show
» Bronze - 2014 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

2012
» Silver - Riverina Wine Show 2013
» Bronze - Hong Kong International Wine Challenge 2013
» Bronze - International Wine Challenge 2013
» Bronze - 2013 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
» Bronze - 2013 Royal Adelaide Wine Show

2008
» Gold - 2008 Perth Royal Wine Show C6
» Gold - 2008 Royal Sydney Wine Show C27
» Silver - 2008 Rutherglen Wine Show
» Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2009
» Bronze - 2008 Vintage Cellars Wine
» Bronze - 2008 Riverina Wine Show
» Bronze - 2008 New Zealand International Wine Show
» Bronze - 2008 Australian Inland Wine Show

Press Reviews for Viognier:


2014
James Halliday Top 100, Weekend Australian

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2016, 1st August 2015

Wine Judges Comments, Sommelier Wine Awards 2015

2012
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015, 30 July 2014

International Wine Challenge website, 14 May 2013