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2016 St Johns Shiraz Viognier

2016 St Johns Shiraz Viognier


The great red wines of the northern Rhone in France are made up of two grape varieties one red variety being Syrah, what we refer to as Shiraz in Australia and one white variety namely Viognier, which can comprise of upto 20% of the wine. As any of our dedicated followers will know the St Johns range from Churchview Estate is all about wines crafted with these classic styles in mind. 2016 was the year we crafted our new Shiraz Viognier and lets be honest it doesn’t dissapoint infact its pretty and elegant and a new cellar door favourite.

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Hand picked Viognier and “Old block” Shiraz is trasferred into a static red fermentation tank. This wine is a co-ferment rather than a blend what this means is that the white Vionier fruit and the red Shiraz fruit are combined together and fermented as one wine. A Rhone yeast isolate is added to the juice and the fruit is left for 24 – 48 hours for a cold maceration. Pump overs are conducted periodically over two weeks, the must is then pressed into a tank for malo lactic fermentation to occur, whilst the hearts of the wine is barr

eled for malo. The wine is then matured in French oak barrigues and hogs heads for 16 months.

The estimated 14% Viognier in this wine was either a mistake or a well crafted plan. The finest Shiraz Vioniers in the world have high levels of Viognier as it adds such freshness and aromatics. Its either commit to the Viognier or don’t do it….. we did it!

Colour : Brilliant ruby red

Aroma : Intense aromas of red fruits, cherries, cranberries, with liquorice coated raspberry confectionary sweetness. Layers of spice, cashew nuts and tabacco dance together with the subtle apricot lift.

Palate : A lovely soft and round wine. A generous mid pallet of the red fruits and spice dominate the mouthfeel. The fine tannins create a length of succulence and balance

Current vintage 2016

This wine is extremely limited

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Additional information

Wine Type


Wine Variety

Shiraz, Viognier

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