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Canberra Shiraz Viognier 2021

Australia, Canberra District
Shiraz, Viognier
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3% Viognier was added to Shiraz (30% whole bunch) before pressing, the wine was then aged in new and old French oak barriques for 12 months. This wine has a fine tannin structure and excellent balance, an aromatic wine with classic Canberra notes of white pepper spice and a hint of jasmine. Only 125 dozen produced.





Analytical data


3.0 g/l residual sugar
0.5 g/l acidity
3.0 pH

Vineyard: Lake George vineyard

Lake George Vineyard - dry irrigated, cool climate.

Yield: 7 hl/ha

Soil Type

Alluvial gravels.


Co-fermentation of Shiraz and Viognier. A mixture of whole bunches, whole berries and crushed grapes is first cold soaked for 4 days then fermented with plunging 3 times a day, til just before the end of ferment when it is pressed to barrels. A mixture of new 1 and 2 year old French oak barriques to finish, aged in barrel for 12 months before bottling.


Bottled January 2021, released April 2022.

Oak influence: Mixture of new 1 and 2 year old French oak barriques to finish.
Months in bottle: 24
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