Viognier - 2016 McLaren Vale SA
Viognier almost disappeared last century - in 1965 there were only 8 hectares left! Saved by the vinegrowers of Condrieu, the Northern Rhone appellation for which it is best known as a single variety white wine, it is now planted throughout the world. It is known for wines with generous body, lush, fruity aromatics and low acid, and is a great alternative to Chardonnay.
Grown biodynamically, ours is big and juicy, full of white peach and citrus, with a delicate minerality that imparts great definition.
Enjoy it with seafood or white meat dishes (of course), or try it with some spicy Thai or Vietnamese food - the big aromatics hold up well.