Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sieber Road Barossa Valley Viognier 2007

Finally, a grape variety that gets the Barossa!

Although the Barossa Valley is serioulsy hot, a grape like Viognier can grow there because it can a) take the heat, and b)it needs a good long growing season.

Already yello gold, the Sieber Road Barossa Valley Viognier 2007 is probably at its apex right now so the timing is spot on. the wine shows plenty of promise with the usual apricot with a hint of soapy perfume thrown in. Quite big up front with no real anything straight up does not bode well until a massive whack of vinous wax, lavender, more apricot an slippery soap bring this wine home and goes to prove a no brainer food and wine match - viognier and pork chops; a Susan if ever there was one!

Drink with greasy pork chops
Drink now
Screwcap 14.5%v/v $20 bin end from Blackhearts and Sparrows

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