Head Wines The Contrarian Viognier 2020

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Gary Walsh
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Mike Bennie
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SKU
HWCV202010 UCAU
$35.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$35.99 Per item
5 - 6 Days Dispatch
Remarkable first Viognier release from the oh-so-friendly Alex Head. Picked early to retain as much acidity as possible, he is unashamedly aiming for a racy style, emulating the cellarworthiness of perhaps the world's greatest Viognier - Chateau Grillet. It's packed full of gentle peach and lime fruit flavours, and evocative floral notes throughout. Zingy, light-footed finish, even though it went through full malolactic fermentation.
Remarkable first Viognier release from the oh-so-friendly Alex Head. Picked early to retain as much acidity as possible, he is unashamedly aiming for a racy style, emulating the cellarworthiness of perhaps the world's greatest Viognier - Chateau Grillet. It's packed full of gentle peach and lime fruit flavours, and evocative floral notes throughout. Zingy, light-footed finish, even though it went through full malolactic fermentation.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

Gary Walsh

Floral, light apricot, ginger spice, fresh, with fine chalky texture, bit of lemon zest and nutty feel, little creaminess, and a tight and fine finish. Beautifully made, and gee, it’s a very hard grape to get right, so hats off for that!

94 / 100

Mike Bennie

An homage to Chateau Grillet, which is pretty much the wine I drink one bottle of each year to fill out my yearly viognier consumption. Great texture here, floral and fresh, citrusy and then a little greasy, creamy character too. Variety on song, you could say. Freshness, chewy yeasty notes, prettiness and yet a stern grip. Restrained stone fruit and lots of minerality and subtle savoury notes.