Leading independent wine writer Huon Hooke has rated the 2018 SubRosa Grampians Viognier #1 in Australia. He awarded the wine 94 points along with Top Value and Top Rank for The Real Review in April 2020.
SubRosa winemaker Adam Louder appreciates the accolade for the little known variety in Australia.
“Viognier is a great white variety for red wine wine drinkers. It’s more full-bodied and has complexity that evolves over time,” said Adam.
SubRosa prides itself on making delicious wines that are value for money, and it’s wonderful to see reviewers like James Halliday, Huon Hooke and Mike Bennie recognise this.
Viognier is a very versatile wine, it can be paired with white meat, seafood and with even lamb.
Huon Hooke, The Real Review, April 2020:
Medium yellow, bright colour, with a complex and expressive aroma of spiced honey and poached stone-fruits, the oak component evident in the spiciness of the palate as well. There is richness and body, texture and fruit, but also delicacy and refinement. The varietal character is well in evidence but not overpowering. A superb viognier, the finish long and elegant.
In 2019, SubRosa was awarded a Real Review Certificate of Excellence and named in the Top Wineries for Australia.
A complete list of the top 20 Australian Viognier’s (2018 vintage) is available at The Real Review.
Buy SubRosa 2018 Grampians Viognier here.
Find Nancy’s recipe for Chicken Pesto Pasta paired with SubRosa Grampians Viognier here.
Want to know what temperature to serve your Viognier? Find out here.
*On 29 April 2020.