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Tim Smith – Viognier

Australia
South Australia
Wine
White

The Facts

Origins Australia > South Australia > Eden Valley

Appellation Barossa Valley

Varietal Viognier

Cepage 100% Viognier

Alcohol Content 13.0 %

Serendipity Markets Texas

The Character

Awards 90 James Suckling (2019)

Sustainability Natural Fermentation t

The Story

Sourced from two vineyards in the Eden Valley. Whole bunches, pressed straight to a combination of mostly used and new barrels. Un-innocculated ferments, no MLF, and bottled after a short ageing on yeast lees. It’s not the old fashioned ‘apricots on steroids’ style that has given this exotic variety a bad name.
"I really think Viognier has a great point of difference in that it combines all the good features of other Australian white wines. For example, it has good palate weight like Chardonnay or Semillon, a great acid structure like Riesling, lifted aromatics like Sauvignon Blanc. I was smitten with this varietal quite some time ago. It started when I was at Yalumba, where I saw the steady rise of quality of this alluring variety under the guidance of a couple of the best winemakers in the country. Then, spending time in the Northern Rhone Valley further convinced me of its suitability to the cooler regions of this country." - Tim Smith

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About Tim Smith

Brand Story

Born in a ‘light bulb moment’ on a study tour to France’s Rhone Valley, Tim Smith Wines was established in 2001 with our first vintage in 2002. We are still unashamedly heavily influenced by the wines of the Rhone Valley, but with a very healthy respect for our regional Barossa wine style.


Brand Story

Born in a ‘light bulb moment’ on a study tour to France’s Rhone Valley, Tim Smith Wines was established in 2001 with our first vintage in 2002. We are still unashamedly heavily influenced by the wines of the Rhone Valley, but with a very healthy respect for our regional Barossa wine style.

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