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.