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Our winemaker’s belief is that good fruit should be treated gently and with minimal intervention.  Our Farmer Smith 2019 Viognier was treated in this manner.  

A range of techniques were utilised in the making of this wine:

  1. Picking on fruit flavour and natural acid levels rather than sugar levels; 
  2. Using whole bunch pressing, some juice solids and 100% indigenous yeast strains to undertake the fermentation;
  3. Ensuring that the fermentation occurred in new and seasoned French oak barrels and allowing the wine to mature until the fruit and oak characters harmonized;
  4. Gently filtering the wine without any fining prior to bottling; and 
  5. This is a vegan friendly wine.

Tasting Notes:

  • Colour:  Pungent golden straw with youthful green tinges.  
  • Aroma:  The wine offers a complex array of fruit aromas of apricot, honeysuckle and spiced fruit.   
  • Palate:  This wine has very attractive Viognier flavours of apricot, honeysuckle and spiced fruit.  There is a textural mid palate richness evident in the wine due to the fermentation and maturation in oak.  The finish is unctuous, well rounded and has a lovely acid balance which ensures the wine is not cloying.

About the Wine Maker

Viticulturist and wine-maker Adam Marks has more than 25 years of international experience. Adam established Bress in 2001 with a desire to produce wines, via fruit sourced from notable viticultural regions, using a minimal intervention approach in the winery. Sustainability is a key part of the Bress culture.

Additional Information

1 bottle, 6 x bottles, 12 x bottles