Warramunda has looked to the white grapes of the Rhone Valley before, in particular, an attractive, layered marsanne. Here, it does an impressive wine, picked earlier than many viogniers on the market and, hence, without the usual fuller bodied middle palate. Rather, what drinkers will see is a firm, fine textured and complex young viognier that highlights the grape’s inherent beauty. The addition of wild yeast barrel fermentation and 12 months in seasoned oak provides that textural component drinkers expect.
It remains a different expression to the norm, the acidity is relatively high, the palate is waxy and lightly textural, and the fruit revolves around apple, lemon and white peach with baked pastry notes. It remains steadfastly cool climate in style.