Shinas innocent

Viognier, "The Innocent" 2014

Shinas Estate

Viognier as a variety that is extremely finicky as to the growing conditions that insure balanced flavors, which makes site selection all-important. Where it’s too hot the vines need to be harvested before the grape can develop much flavor. In addition, it needs time to sink roots. Viognier made from immature vines usually lacks flesh. Finally, although Viognier’s vineyard yields are unpredictable, it can’t be over cropped as there’s a direct correlation between tonnage and quality.

Country:
Australia
Region:
Victoria
Appellation/ava:
Mildura
Vineyard designation:
Shinas Estate Vineyard
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
White
Grape:
100% Viognier
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
89

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Aging:
Stainless steel
Estate:
Yes
Closure:
Stelvin
Case production:
500

Reviews

  • "89 points. Pale, green-tinged gold. Aromas of ripe orchard and pit fruits are lifted by subtle ginger and floral nuances. Silky and open-knit, offering plump nectarine and orange flavors and a touch of honey on the back half. Clings nicely on the smooth, gently sweet finish, leaving an echo of ginger behind." (vinous)

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