Crushed & Cured
Willunga 100 Shiraz Viognier
Shiraz Viognier has a complex and enticing nose of florals, spice and some meaty, savoury notes, with a full and rich palate typical of McLaren Vale. The Shiraz delivers a solid fruit core of dark plum, black cherry, liquorice and spice while the touch of Viognier brings a vibrant and fragrant lift to the nose. Fine-grained tannins offer a moreish, savoury edge.
The Shiraz for this blend comes from a vineyard in the Whites Valley sub-region of McLaren Vale. The modern trellised vines were planted in the mid-nineties on a soil formation that consists of red brown alluvial fan clays, sands and gravels.
The Shiraz was fermented on skins for seven days before being basket-pressed to stainless steel tanks for the remainder of primary fermentation. Once fermented to dryness, 50% of the wine was racked to third-use French oak hogsheads. The rest of the wine remained in tank where it underwent malolactic conversion and aged for 10 months. The Viognier was fermented separately and blended with the Shiraz prior to bottling.
Region: McLaren Vale
Grape Variety: Shiraz, Viognier
Producer: Willunga 100