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2020 Latta Bad Reputation Blanc

Pyrenees, VIC

Zesty Viognier from one of our top white wine heroes, Owen Latta.

$35.00

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About The Wine

Viognier can get a bad rap for being syrupy, heavy apricot juice, and this is often deserved.

However, Owen Latta makes invigorating white wines with oodles of vivacity and this release is no exception. This is a Viognier that reflects the two cool Pyrenees vineyard sites whence they came, with a floral, high-toned edge and high drinkability factor.

Natural yeast, whole-bunches, oak-fermented and aged.

About Eastern Peake / Latta Vino

Is anyone working as hard as Owen Latta to put Ballarat in the mix of Australia's foremost wine regions? At only 15 years old he completed his first vintage at Eastern Peake alongside his father and has since taken on the full-time running of the business.

Owen is the man primarily responsible for both the Eastern Peake and Latta wines, the former of which being dedicated to premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Eastern Peake vineyard, and the latter being Owen's personal project all about innovation from a range of excellent central Victorian vineyards.

The wines are all gently brought to life with very astute yet hands-off winemaking, and Owen's low and zero-sulphur wines are some of the best examples in the country. These are thrilling, absolutely unique Victorian wines, and quite simply Owen Latta is one of Australia's finest young winemakers.

Winemaker Owen Latta
Winemaker Owen Latta
Ballarat, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Viognier from two vineyards: one in Moonambel, the other in Lamplough both from the Pyrenees, Victoria. Great people who love their vineyards. Low Cropping around 1-1.5 ton to the acre. Fermented in Barrel, left on lees for 11 months then bottled after 4 months of rest in stainless.

2020 is the best release yet. This wine is made from two vineyards both Pyrenees. One in Moonambel (Dalwhinnie) and the other in Lamplough (Quartz Hill). Both vineyards share some similarities in their soil, quartz being the link. Vinification and elevage is separate until racking. This is also the last time we will get fruit from David Jones (Dalwhinnie) as he sold the vineyard.

Blend : Viognier (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Pyrenees and viognier, two sites. Unfined and unfiltered. Yeehaw. Slurpy, lush, delicious yet fine-tuned with crisp edges and a lick of faint, chalky tannins. Much more in the ‘just ripe’ stone fruit spectrum, some nougat notes here too, good length, fine feel. Really fine example of a fresh, and fresh take, on viognier. An absolute delight." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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