Part of The Character Series, The Dreamer Viognier by Philip Shaw is a light straw yellow when poured into the glass. It gives the aroma of fresh stoned fruits, notably Apricots that aren’t yet quite ripe. There is also the floral element which comes through in the form of violets on the nose as well as the refreshing, acidic and mouth watering lemon notes coming thought on the top notes. The palate is bright and fresh, with juicy fruits and vivid acid coming from the lemon nose, which follows through nicely to the palate. These two elements co-inside in perfect harmony. The perfect balance of fruit and acidity, achieved by the wine maker, gives The Dreamer Viognier a perfect depth and vibrancy.
The grapes for The Dreamer are harvested early for the high acidity and low alcohol. It is fermented at 14-16 degrees to enhance its aromatic potential and maintain its freshness. Fermentation is stopped to maintain a level of 7g/l residual sugar.
Originating from the Northern part of the Rhone in France, Viognier displays extremely individual characteristics; dry, powerful and spicy with a hint of apricot. Our Dreamer Viognier was an early pick to ensure a higher natural acidity, this is balanced beautifully by retaining just the right amount of its natural sugars. In full, the Dreamer is off- dry, fun and fresh; slight hints of apricot oil, tangerine and rose petals make this wine the perfect pairing for a Summers day.
Pioneers of unconventional tradition! Philip Shaw has been making wine for 56 years. Twice International Winemaker of the Year and Australian Winemaker of the Year. The wines are estate grown and made at Koomooloo Vineyard. Sitting in one of the coolest and highest growing regions in Australia, Orange. The vineyard is unique for Australia with over 10 passes by hand. All the grapes are hand-sorted into the winery. Delivering wines of elegance, structure, power and the stamp of the dirt! Our land is farmed sustainably, creating an environment today better than yesterday. We guide our grapes thru to wine with as little intervention as possible! They know the journey.