Heartland Viognier Pinot Gris 2006

Heartland, South Australia, Viognier, Pinot Gris 2006 The nose features fresh peaches, candied tropical fruits and spicy flowers. On the palate this wine is quite broad, lowish in acidity, conveying a richness yet emphasizing the vineyard over the winemaking. The body is medium weight and there is a hint of warmth on the palate. All in all, it’s showing quite nicely almost 4 years since the grapes were harvested.

The grapes behind this blend are 69% Viognier and 31% Pinot Gris, marrying grapes known more commonly for their Rhone and Alsatian incarnations. Most of the fruit was sourced from Langhorne Creek while 17% came from the Limestone Coast.

Winemaker Gen Glaetzer. Produced and bottled under a screwcap closure in Dulwich, South Australia. 13.5% purchased at the Wine Emporium for $19.

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We tasted this wine during special evening at the Wine Emporium featuring local art and wines from around the world. Visit them in Sebastopol or online at Wine Emporium

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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