Brunswick Wine Shop | 16 Sparta Place Brunswick
Fairbank Viognier 2013
Regular price $24.00
"This Fairbank viognier 2013 comes from a dry season, but not to hot, so the acidity levels were well preserved. The fruit was picked very quickly at good maturity. The colour is showing the usual green hint, being quite pale yellow. The nose is still a little bit closed at this stage , one month after bottling. The wine shows a more floral note with honeysuckle, and some fruit, (peach), and a little bit of nuttiness (almond kennel) and still some fermentary element (banana). In the mouth the wine is voluptuous at the beginning, and then well balanced by the acidity bringing the freshness. The mineral notes are quite present expressing the site without covering the varietal character. The wine is quite powerful and textural, and will support some rich dish as well as being a great aperitif. A classic viognier for Fairbank, which will gain more expressions in six months time."-- Gilles Lapalus, Sutton Grange Winery Winemaker.