2021 Sutton Grange Estate Viognier


96 Points
2023 Halliday Wine Companion
2024 Halliday Wine Companion

This wine is the pinnacle expression from our Sutton Grange farm. Aromas of fresh citrus and orange rind. The mouth-feel is medium bodied, with peach and apricot hints. The tight core balances the concentration in the palate with a phenolic texture on the finish.

"Whole-bunch pressed, cold settled, wild ferment in concrete and matured 6 months on lees. Following on from the devastating frosts of 2020, Sutton Grange has bounced back with the '21 vintage. Viognier turns in a star performance walking that ever-so-fine line between generous and over the top richness. It's beautifully managed as it slips and slides between yellow peach, nectarine, citrus and apricot pip with aplomb, emerging clean and bright with a briskness of acidity and firm structure. Nails the style." – Jeni Port, Wine Companion, 2023

Sourced from the lowest twenty rows of Sutton Grange Winery’s 2002 planted Viognier block. Cooler and sheltered, this section is frost-prone, but produces a low crop of concentrated fruit from well balanced, spur pruned vines.

Whole bunch pressed and cold settled before racking to 100% concrete for wild fermentation and 6 months maturation on gross lees. Bottled October 27, 2021