2021 Blue Pyrenees Champ Blanc Blend
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Eyes & Nose
Pale gold colour with floral aromas of honeysuckle and jasmine and dried pears.
Pear, fig and apricot fruit flavours are combined with a hint of spice. The creamy mid palate with unusually rich fleshy texture for a dry Australian white wine, is finished by natural acidity matched by careful phenolic extraction.
In a regional co-operation, the winemakers at Blue Pyrenees, inspired by wines of the Rhone Valley, have combined Viognier from Blue Pyrenees Estate with Roussanne & Marsanne, from the Glenlofty Vineyard in the Landsborough Valley. This wine is named Champ Blanc Blend, which roughly translates to Field Blend White, indicating the French / Australian inspiration as well as the combination of fields or vineyards. The Marsanne, Roussanne and the Viognier are all processed separately but include the light pressings where much of the flavour in these varieties hide. The main components were battonaged in stainless steel tanks for 6 months while the Viognier was fermented and aged in old French barriques, before final blending and bottling in March 2022.
BOTTLE SIZE750 ML
VARIETIESVIOGNIER, MARSANNE, ROUSSANNE