Keith Tulloch Shiraz - Viognier 2017
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Body / Style||Soft & Supple, Rich & Savoury|
|Grape Blend||95% Shiraz/Syrah, 5% Viognier|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Extra Info||Rich Rhone Style|
|Food Pairing Guide||Great with any food that's equally rich and smooth yet also offers a gently kick of spice. Try with Chinese spare ribs, beef stir fry or barbecued fish.|
Keith Tulloch Shiraz-Viognier might at first glance seem like an unusual blend, but harks back to the grapes' spiritual home in the Rhone valley, where blending Syrah (Shiraz) with Viognier is common practice. This wine eminates that Rhône Valley style, with fully ripe Shiraz characters of blood plum and ripe black cherry fruit balanced with the exotic Viognier aromas of citrus blossom and rose petal. In Keith's own words "Viognier is like Chardonnay on steroids!" and when married together with Shiraz, these two varieties combine magically to produce a palate with richer aromatic charm, warm briar berry spice and a velvety medium-bodied balance. With a rich, ripe black-fruit softness on entry, and smooth roundness and chocolatey softness onto the finish. Adding to the mix is the finely integrated weave of supple oak, and a delicate floral hint of violets and rose-petal resulting in a beautifully complete blend.