Quartz Hill are located near the western Victorian township of Avoca. Winemaker is Darrin Gaffy (of Principia Wines and Gaffy & Neal). Wild ferment and 12 months maturation in old French oak. Available for purchase via the Quartz Hill website.
Quartz Hill, Viognier, Pyrenees, 2018
Viscous legs, Very slow to move down. Aroma of thick honey. dirty white stones, flint, grilled apricot skin, bread crust, apricot kernel, salt/saline, white tea and ginger spice. Tangy spice and sharp acidity cutting through a waxy mouthcoating phenolic experience. Finishing dry, broad and powerful with bittersweet citrus, this is a welcome addition to the intriguing Australian Viognier landscape.
Rating: 18.25/20 (93/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Quartz Hill Wines