New release 2021 SubRosa Grampians Viognier

It’s here! Our eagerly awaited new release SubRosa 2021 Grampians Viognier.

“It’s absolutely delicious, a beautiful wine to drink. Our 2021 Grampians Viognier is bright, yet rich. There’s minerality, some acidity and so much texture. And then there’s the aromas of stone fruit…so good,” says SubRosa Co-Founder Nancy Panter.

“It makes me want to throw a garden party. There is so much beauty and colour to enjoy in Spring in the Grampians (if it would only stop raining!).”

“I’d absolutely share this wine with smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches or BBQ prawns and chicken with a salad of pomegranate, goats cheese, toasted nuts and home grown lettuce and rocket.”

We like to serve Viognier at room temperature, much like you would a good soft cheese. In our house, Viognier is the go-to wine for roast pork, or, thanks to the versatility of this wine, is also a great pairing for heartier dishes like lamb!

Drinking beautifully now – or if you can, hold on to a couple of bottles/cases and see how it evolves over time (from five to seven years), this special, Grampians Viognier is a lovely wine to watch evolve.

We are renowned for producing some of Australia’s top Viognier (we only craft Viognier when the grapes are the highest quality). Our SubRosa 2020 Grampians Viognier 2020 (sold out) was reviewed by Huon Hooke, the master of Australian wine journalism, and rated as #2 Viognier in Australia with 95 points.

SubRosa Grampians ViognierSubRosa 2021 Grampians Viognier

We had a cool – mild summer in 2021. This long and slow slow grape ripening season produced beautiful complexity in our Viognier grapes.

Our 2021 SubRosa Viognier is crafted with 100% Grampians Viognier and was naturally fermented and matured in French oak for 12 months.

Only 200 dozen. Contains sulphites. Vegan. Limited availability – four bottles/order.

RRP: $48

Each year this release is highly anticipated and it will sell out. Secure yours today.

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What is budburst and why is it important?

SubRosa grape vine budburst

It’s budburst in the Grampians wine region and winemakers and viticulturists are excited.

Grape vines are deciduous. After fruiting in summer they lose their leaves during autumn and go into dormancy for winter. In early spring grape vines use the energy stored in their roots and wood to create new leaves. These leaves burst from their buds, hence the term “budburst”.

The air temperature, soil temperature and variety of the vine will all play a role in when budburst occurs.

Interestingly, Nebbiolo is one of the first grape varieties to burst and also one of the last varieties to ripen making it a risky variety to grow as it is more susceptible to weather events (like frost) and disease.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the last varieties to burst.

SubRosa Cabernet grape vine budburst
SubRosa Cabernet grape vine at budburst

“Budburst is a little later than the last few seasons due to the wet and mild start to spring,” according to Adam Louder, SubRosa co-founder and winemaker.

Budburst in the Grampians is the beginning of another growing season and vintage. A reason to get excited. Vintage 2023 will be here before we know it!