- Shiraz - Viognier 2011
- Shiraz, Viognier
- Australia > Barossa Valley
- Red, Dry, Full-Bodied, Fruity, Rich
- Match a richly layered Shiraz with long-cooked meats and roasted fare.
- Try with braised veal shanks, oxtail or beef daube.
- Pork, lamb or 'shroom burgers.
- Cheddar, goat gouda and Camenbert too.
Eyes: Dark Purple
Nose: Medium Intensity, developing, blueberry, plum, white pepper
Mouth: Full Bodied, dry, medium acidity, light-average tannin, moderate-high intensity, medium finish, red fruits, black fruits, spicy
- Found by Samuel Smith (yup, the beer guy) in 1849 and named Yalumba (aboriginal for "all the land around," which probably referred to what he bought), this is the oldest family-owned winery in Australia. As with the Rhone's Côte Rôtie, Yalumba's offering has (5%) Viognier co-fermented with the Shiraz, a portion with whole grapes another with just the juice. Very tasty.
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