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Innocent Bystander Central Victoria Shiraz Viognier Australia 2006

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Central Victoria is much cooler than the traditional planting grounds for Aussie Shiraz. Here the fruit ripens slowly. Its a bit of a struggle to be honest. But when it does ripen, one will get white pepper, violets and blueberries with a chewy but not tannic finish.

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Varietal: Syrah
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Innocent Bystander:
An experienced vigneron counting over 20 years in the Australian wine industry, Phil Sexton relocated from the warm, coastal region of Margaret River to the gravelly slopes of Victoria’s Yarra Valley in the late 1990s to pursue cool climate viticulture. Beyond the pristine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir he was able to produce in the Valley, Phil discovered a number of vineyards in far flung corners ... Read more
An experienced vigneron counting over 20 years in the Australian wine industry, Phil Sexton relocated from the warm, coastal region of Margaret River to the gravelly slopes of Victoria’s Yarra Valley in the late 1990s to pursue cool climate viticulture. Beyond the pristine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir he was able to produce in the Valley, Phil discovered a number of vineyards in far flung corners of Victoria that inspired him to explore regional diversity in this small state. Thus the Innocent Bystander label was created, and his talented winemaking team tasked with delivering a range of wines with a personality all their own: distinctly regional, varietally expressive and definitely not your run of the mill blends. Read less

Central Victoria is much cooler than the traditional planting grounds for Aussie Shiraz. Here the fruit ripens slowly. Its a bit of a struggle to be honest. But when it does ripen, one will get white pepper, violets and blueberries with a chewy but not tannic finish.

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