Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fairview Viognier 2006

Fairview Viognier 2006
Origin: Coastal Region, South Africa
Blend: 100% Viognier
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Purchase date: December 2007
Purchase price: $10.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "The combination of fruit from various vineyards is carefully blended so as to get the best out of the various components. The Fairview grapes provide freshness and fragrant upfront fruit, while the dryland component provides depth, richness and full mouthfeel. Whole bunch pressing retains the freshness, which balances well with the fragrant flavours."

ABC Wines review: Viogniers can be tricky, but this one hits all the right notes. Light, tropical fruit, almost floral aromas. The dryness of the wine is underscored with a rich, complex flavor with a hint of its oak cellaring. The finish is very smooth. Would pair well with most Asian cuisines. Our score: Above average.

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