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Fairview Viognier 2009

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The home of Fairview wines is a 300ha farm on the south-west-facing slopes of Paarl Mountain, a granite rock outcrop in the heart of the Paarl wine district, viticulturally among the most historic and influential areas of the Cape winelands. The fruit is sourced from two farms - primarily from our vineyards at Fairview and from the Primo farm in Agter-Paarl. The trellised Fairview vines grow on the slopes of Paarl mountain, on decomposed granite soils. The Primo farm is on Glenrosa soils, and vines are trellised and unirrigated. This wine is a light golden colour. It has classic Viognier aromas of white flowers, with subtle spice, dried apricots and citrus peel. Palate shows richness and complexity, with orange zest and peach flavours following through. Lovely long finish tempered by crisp acidity.

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Fairview Wines:
Fairview Wines is a boutique vineyard located on the outskirts of Australia's famous Hunter Valley Wine Region. Fairview has spectacular views overlooking the Hunter River to the Mountain Range at Stanhope. The Vineyard and Cellar Door are operated by owners Kate and Greg Searles, who have a great respect for the land, the environment and their consumers. Pests are controlled biologically wher... Read more
Fairview Wines is a boutique vineyard located on the outskirts of Australia's famous Hunter Valley Wine Region. Fairview has spectacular views overlooking the Hunter River to the Mountain Range at Stanhope. The Vineyard and Cellar Door are operated by owners Kate and Greg Searles, who have a great respect for the land, the environment and their consumers. Pests are controlled biologically wherever possible, disease is largely controlled by preventative measures and the soil is improved by mulching with hay, cover crops and worm juice. The vineyard has 6 acres under vine and 3 acres of olives. The wines are hand made by the renowned and highly successful winemaker, Rhys Eather from fruit grown on the Fairview Wines vineyard. Rhys is involved throughout vintage, testing the sugar, acid and flavour of the grapes as they ripen. All our grapes are picked by hand, allowing us to reject any fruit that does not reach our quality standard. The property has had an colourful history. The original farm house was moved to its current location in the 1880's from Greta. The property became an orchard in the early 1900's, later exporting citrus by cold storage to the UK. The property was originally called "Lycullen" changing it's name to Fairview in 1929. From the 1940's the owners raised chickens for egg production to supplement the seasonal income from fruit production. In 1997 the defunct orchard was removed and the first stage of the vineyard was established with plantings of Semillon, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2002 the Cabernet was grafted to Barbera and verdelho was planted. Read less
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External Reviews for Fairview Viognier

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
07/31/2010

Viognier 2009 - Fairview: Viognier 2009 - Weißwein von Fairview WinesDer Fairview Viognier 2009 zeigt im Glas ein klares Strohgelb und gibt Noten von weißen Blüten, Pfirsich und Aprikosen frei, zusammen mit einem dezenten Unterton durch den Holzausbau, der ein wenig an Brioche und Butter erinnert. Am Gaumen sorgt dieser körperreiche Wein für ein sehr weiches und cremiges Mundgefühl. Seine Aromen sind intensiv und wiederholen die Duftnoten. Das Finale ist lang und genauso konzentriert wie der Auftakt dieses Weines. Genießen Sie ihn z.B. zu Pasta mit Sahne-Käse-Saucen, Kingscrabs, Wolfsbarsch auf der Haut gebraten oder Gemüseauflauf mit Sauce Bernaise.Weingut: Fairview WinesLand: SüdafrikaRegion: PaarlRebsorte: 100% ViognierAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,0 g/lRestsüße: 3,75 g/lInhalt: 0,75 lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 8 - 12°CFassreife: Ausbau in StahltanksLagerfähigkeit: 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang Weißwein > Südafrika > Paarl - Franschhoek



The home of Fairview wines is a 300ha farm on the south-west-facing slopes of Paarl Mountain, a granite rock outcrop in the heart of the Paarl wine district, viticulturally among the most historic and influential areas of the Cape winelands. The fruit is sourced from two farms - primarily from our vineyards at Fairview and from the Primo farm in Agter-Paarl. The trellised Fairview vines grow on the slopes of Paarl mountain, on decomposed granite soils. The Primo farm is on Glenrosa soils, and vines are trellised and unirrigated. This wine is a light golden colour. It has classic Viognier aromas of white flowers, with subtle spice, dried apricots and citrus peel. Palate shows richness and complexity, with orange zest and peach flavours following through. Lovely long finish tempered by crisp acidity.

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