Gemtree Vineyards




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Tadpole Chardonnay Viognier 2008

Technical Details:

The Wine

Pristine flavour ripe bunches picked early to retain purity, clever usage of oak, remarkably quaffable.The addition of viognier results in a richer front to mid palate with a hint of tropical fruit.

Colour
Pale straw.
Nose
Peaches, apricots, pear and ruby grapefruit.
Palate
The front palate is a luscious mouth feel of pears and citrus characters. Lychee and pear flavours dominate the mid palate and the lingering fruit sweetness combined with zesty acidity ensure this will be a cracker aperitif for summer.
Food
Summer salads.
Cellaring
Drink now.
Vintage Notes

Every vintage has a signature; for 2008 it was fruit sweetness. The drought conditions we experienced throughout the growing season in 2008 meant whites were physiologically ripe earlier than ever experienced.

We commenced picking on the 3rd February and had finished our entire white production by the 18th which has resulted in wines showing amazing natural balance and fruit sweetness. The berry size was 30% smaller than in previous vintages and this resulted in whites with loads of expression and flavour. I will be drinking my 2008 whites over the spring and summer; it’s not a white vintage for the cellar! This little beauty was co-fermented with 10% viognier!! The result is a richer front to mid palate with a hint of tropical fruit. Delicious!!

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