2016 Witches Falls Wild Ferment Viognier

Granite Belt, QLD

Cracking Viognier out of the Granite Belt.


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Categories: Witches Falls

About The Wine

The Witches Falls Wild Ferment Viognier is a wine that stands out from the pack.

It takes the presence and power of Viognier, gives it some crisp trimmings and lays on the attitude nice and thick. This is the way Viognier should taste. Ample pools of flavour, but with freshness in hand.

The 2016 recieved a glowing 94 point review from Mike Bennie who described it this way: "The length is superb, the structure awesome, texture unreal."

Fantastic work here from Jon Heslop and the team at Witches Falls, this wine is a class act.

Owner/winemaker Jon Heslop
Owner/winemaker Jon Heslop
Granite Belt, QLD
Additional Info

From The Producer

The fruit for our Wild Ferment Viognier was grown in the Ballandean district of the Granite Belt.

Viognier is a French Rhone variety that produces a crisp, dry wine which has great complexity, richness and character. In the 1960′s the grape was endangered and almost extinct. This has since turned around as the popularity of the wine has grown. As the name suggests, in a wild ferment no commercial yeast is added. Instead we encourage the juice to ferment with the indigenous yeasts present on the grape skins.

While the outcomes of such ferments can’t be predicted, they are often spectacular. Indigenous yeast, some juice solids and barrel fermentation have contributed to this complex wine.

Blend : Viognier (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Witches Falls vineyard
Witches Falls vineyard
Granite Belt, QLD
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Wow. Seriously good wine from Witches Falls here. Viognier might just be their white grape metier. Is there anything Granite Belt can’t do? Light apricot scents, faint floral notes, touch of honey, whiff of balsamic vinegar, in nicest way. Palate is pretty perky and zingy, also lifted with a kind of vinegary note but that blows off and there’s apricot nectar and apple skins-like flavours racing around too. The length is superb, the structure awesome, texture unreal. The finish is a pure squeeze of zesty citrus. It’s a wild wine, but has so much appeal." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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