Whicher Ridge Mademoiselle V Viognier 2019


A viognier tale of two vineyards in two regions: 86% Margaret River and 14% off the Whicher Ridge vineyard in Geographe. Got to say the Margaret River component, all luscious and forward, seems to make the running here.

Grapefruit, lime zest, lemon curd, yellow peach, nectarine, it’s all there on the aroma. The Whicher Ridge wines tend to take their leave from the fruit, and in that regard, oak is rarely seen or heard but it’s there.

A lush palate awaits, textural and full, with oak spice, orange blossom, cumquat, lime. Viognier viscosity is very apparent, a good sign. So, too, palate weight.

And the name? The winemaker calls the wine Miss V in the winery and acknowledges that not every consumer can pronounce viognier, so Mademoiselle V, with its play on the grape’s French background, solves the problem.