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Langmeil GWH Viognier

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The GWH stands for the great white hope and is testament to the two families that operate Langmeil and have farmed land in the region for five generations. They have a belief that Viognier in their part of the Barossa thrives and we have to agree. The nose is unquestionably Viognier like with ripe peach, floral aromas and imbued with trademark apricot. The apricot richly fills out the palate but before it gets too cloying, smart citrus acids flow onto the finish. It would marry well with mildly spiced fish or chicken dishes.

Winemaker's Notes

There has been an ongoing search in the Barossa for a "Great White Hope' (GWH); a white wine to stand tall amongst the great wines of the world. This GWH Viognier is testament to the vision of the Bitter and Lindner families, who have farmed in the district for five generations. At Langmeil we believe there is an undoubted affinity between the ancient, rare, late ripening and capricious Viognier, and our patch of dirt. We aspire to produce Viognier with all its hallmark aromas, fresh and full flavoured palate. All Langmeil wines are traditionally made in small batches, hand picked and gently pressed to express the very best from the variety.

Colour: Brilliant mid straw.

Nose: A lifted, floral bouquet with apricot and peachy fruits, talc and honey.

Palate: Juicy fresh peaches and apricots fill the mouth, with a tangy, zesty, citrus twist which flows through onto the finish.

Food Match: Grilled fish or chicken.

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Langmeil GWH Viognier

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
2012
Australian Wine Companion 2012
93
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Good varietal apricot and spice aromas; very rich mid-palate, with balancing acidity for freshness.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
91
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Super-concentrated grapefruit and some tropical fruit aromas, really exotic and complex, orange citrus. The palate is ripe, full with some waxy orange and apricot flavour, slight sulphur blow-back and an apricot kernel finish.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
91
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Rich, viscous and strongly varietal expression thanks to apricot and peach fruit; phenolics on the finish are, as ever, the issue. GWH stands for Great White Hope.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89

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