De Beaurepaire, Leopold Shiraz Viognier 2016, Rylstone, New South Wales, Australia
Tasting Note: A shiraz-viognier blend with lovely aromatics and silky, medium-plus tannin that is fulsome and aromatic.
Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of blackberry, bramble and raspberry with hints of bramble and vanilla baking spice.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied, shiraz-viognier blend has medium-plus flavor intensity supported by medium acidity and completing with a medium-plus finish.
Bottle Note: Our family estate is located in the hills above Rylstone in the Central Ranges of NSW. Stony, sandy-loam on limestone alkaline soils and a very cool inland climate create an exceptional Australian terroir for producing naturally balanced fruit flavors, acids and sugars. Our boutique wines are handcrafted from individually selected parcels of grapes from our 53-hectare vineyard. We seek to create wines with structure, elegance, flavor and food-friendliness inspired by our family’s Burgundian heritage. We hope you enjoy drinking this wine as much we enjoy making it. Richard, Janet, Amanda and William de Beaurepaire. The Wine: A dense dark purple hue. This shiraz was co-fermented with 5% viognier for added complexity and spice lift. Matured for 18 months in French oak hogshead (30% new). The Bouquet & Palate: Aromas of blackberry and white pepper lead to a medium bodied palate with bramble fruits and dense dark chocolate characteristics. Cellaring: Extended bottle improvement and cellaring up to 20 years.
Price: $60 AUD
Tasted: De Beaurepaire Wines Tasting Room, Rylstone, New South Wales, Australia
Tasting Date: October 15, 2019