Tahbilk Winery Viognier 2021

Tahbilk Winery Viognier 2021

Tahbilk Winery Viognier 2021

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Winemaking and Drinking

Tahbilk Winery has long been celebrated for its commitment to crafting wines that reflect both tradition and innovation. Among its standout offerings is the Tahbilk Winery Viognier 2021, a testament to the winery’s expertise in harnessing the full potential of this unique grape variety.

Tasting Notes

The Tahbilk Winery Viognier 2021 is a wine that captivates from the first pour with its vibrant golden hue, hinting at the richness within. On the nose, it offers an intricate bouquet of ripe apricots, honeyed peaches, and subtle floral undertones of orange blossom. These aromas intertwine seamlessly with delicate hints of vanilla and spice, courtesy of careful oak maturation.

On the palate, this Viognier presents a luscious and full-bodied texture, showcasing flavors of juicy stone fruits layered with notes of tropical pineapple and a touch of ginger. The wine’s well-balanced acidity provides a refreshing counterpoint to its opulent fruitiness, while a lingering finish leaves a memorable impression of creamy richness and a whisper of minerality.

Awards and Accolades

The Tahbilk Winery Viognier 2021 has garnered acclaim in prestigious wine circles, testament to its outstanding quality and craftsmanship. Among its notable accolades are:

  1. Gold Medal, Royal Melbourne Wine Awards: This recognition highlights the wine’s exceptional character and distinction within its category.

  2. 94 Points, James Halliday Wine Companion: Celebrated wine critic James Halliday praised the 2021 Viognier for its depth of flavor and impressive structure, reaffirming its status as a standout in its class.

  3. Best Viognier, Victorian Wine Show: Awarded for its excellence in showcasing the varietal’s unique attributes and the winery’s dedication to quality winemaking.

Winemaking Philosophy

At Tahbilk Winery, the approach to crafting the Viognier 2021 is rooted in a deep respect for both the vineyard’s terroir and the varietal’s inherent characteristics. The grapes, carefully handpicked from estate vineyards, undergo gentle pressing to preserve their delicate flavors. Fermentation in French oak barrels adds complexity and texture, while extended lees contact imparts additional depth and richness to the final wine.

Conclusion

The Tahbilk Winery Viognier 2021 stands as a testament to Tahbilk’s legacy of producing wines that balance tradition with innovation. With its seductive aromas, opulent fruit flavors, and impressive structure, this wine exemplifies the heights Viognier can achieve in the skilled hands of dedicated winemakers. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a variety of dishes, the Viognier 2021 promises a sensory journey that is as memorable as it is delightful.


Wine TypeWhite wine
ProducerTahbilk Winery
StateVictoria
Region
VarietyViognier
Year2021
Volume750 mL
Alcohol13.5%