2017 Blue Pyrenees Champ Blend Blanc
- Cellar Door
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
Deep green colour.
Aromas of honeysuckle, dried pears & spiced nuts.
The subtle pear & apricot fruit flavours, combined with nuts & spices, are reminiscent of packets of mixed dried fruit & 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 the Blue Pyrenees Estate Vineyard with Marsanne & Roussanne from the Glenlofty Vineyard, also in the Pyrenees. This wine is named Champ Blend Blanc, which translates to Field Blend White, indicating the French/Australian inspiration as well as the combination of fields or vineyards. The Viognier & the Marsanne/Roussanne parcels are processed separately but include the light pressings where much of the flavour in these varieties hide. All parcels were battonaged for six months minimum while the Viognier was aged in old French barriques for 12 months, the others in stainless steel, before final blending, a light milk fining & bottling.
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