2020 Blue Pyrenees Champ Blend Blanc
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Golden green colour.Nose
Aromas of candied honey, dried pears and spiced nuts.Mouth
The textural pear, fig and apricot fruit flavours, combined with cashew nuts and spices, are reminiscent of packets of mixed dried fruit and nuts used in cake making. The creamy mid palate with unusually rich fleshy texture for a dry Australian white wine, is finished by crisp natural acidity matched by careful phenolic extraction.Winemaking Notes
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 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 Viognier, and the Roussanne / Marsanne are processed separately but include the light pressings juice where much of the flavour in these varieties hide. The main components were battonaged in stainless steel tanks for 3 months while the Viognier was aged in old French oak barriques, before final blending, a light milk product fining and bottling in August 2020.
BOTTLE SIZE750 ML
VARIETIESVIOGNIER, MARSANNE, ROUSSANNE