Toolangi ‘Emanai’ 2015
Yarra Valley - Victoria
Banjo says: A blend of Viognier and Chardonnay, from a well-established vineyard in the Yarra Valley subzone of Dixon’s Creek. A fantastic mix of dense, creamy richness, allied with zingy, fresh acidity. Overall the wine delivers savoury, slightly nutty characters, backed up by flavours of fresh white peach and a hint of apricot.
The unusual name – Emanai – is a combination of the first two letters of each of the owner’s children’s first names!
Tom says: I had never tried this type of wine until Banjo made me. I'm glad he did! ...If this bottle is what Viognier is meant to taste like, then sign me up.
The grape type
Think of Viognier as Chardonnay’s wild, edgy little brother. It has a lot of the same creamy characteristics but spices things up with a tangier, more aromatic flavour. Because of its richness mixed with spice, it's a perfect white wine for dishes with lots of herbs and spices!
Found: Originally in Northern Rhone in France
Fruit flavours: Pineapple, melon, apricots, peach
Other descriptions: Aromatic, creamy, bold
Season matching: Autumn
Mood matching: Contemplative
Taste matching: Tangy