Region: Geelong, Victoria
Ageing Potential: Drink now - 2020
Perfect with: Spanner crab angelhair pasta
Why you’ll love it:
Viognier is a finicky grape to grow. Pick it too early and it can be thin and flavourless, pick it too late and it becomes oily with none of the peach and honeysuckle aromas that it should have. It's also prone to picking up all the mildews, moulds and pests in the vineyard. Even if the grapes toe the line, it's easy to kill the flavours during winemaking. It takes a skilled, patient and courageous winemaker to make a decent, well-balanced Viognier. So as you’re sipping on this glass, just take a moment to appreciate all the skill and hard work that’s gone into making this wine.
The By Farr Viognier comes from the cool climate region of Geelong in Victoria. It was picked slightly earlier to avoid the grapes being sunburnt and to retain the grapes natural acidity. It’s probably a more subtle expression of viognier with that typical apricot and peach flavours with a good level of intensity having had over a year of bottle age.
A lovely perfumed, yet subtle expression of viognier. Fresh peach and apricot flavours as a young wine, which we believe will intensify over time. The palate is restrained, luscious and shows a ginger-flavoured freshness with underlying power and lingering aftertaste. This wine benefits beautifully from 12 months of bottle ageing, as the acid softens. - From the winemaker