Quartz Hill are located near the western Victorian township of Avoca. The wine was made by Owen Latta (of Eastern Peake and Latta Wines). Wild ferment and 12 months maturation in old French oak. Available for purchase via the Quartz Hill website.
Quartz Hill, Viognier, Pyrenees, 2020
Hints of just ripe white to yellow apricot, with easy doughy depth, lemon skin citrus, chicken skin, salted caramel, alluvial dirt, smoked ham, Holds richness that belies the abv. Sandy phenolic grip, intense acidity and serious tone. Powerful and yet delicate with sweet echoes of just ripe stone fruit and honey.
Rating: 18.25/20 (93/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Quartz Hill Wines