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Trentham Viognier 2009

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Almost half a century ago, the first vines were planted at Trentham Cliffs in far west New South Wales. Trentham Estate is part of the former sheep station called 'Trentham Cliffs' which was settled in the 1930's by the Chanter family. In 1948-49 the riverfront was developed into horticultural properties, and so began the settlement of Trentham Cliffs. Trentham Estate is a small boutique winery specialising in varietal grape growing and production, situated on the New South Wales side of the Murray River, some 15km from Mildura. The Murphy family were pioneers who first established vineyards at Merbein in the Sunraysia area in 1909. John Murphy, who bought Trentham Estate, died in 1997 leaving his sons Patrick and Anthony as the Estate's viticulturist and chief winemaker. Each brother is an expert in his particular field. Trentham Estate is one of the quality-focused Murray Valley estates that have been changing the way we regard wines from this hot inland region. Once home to oceans of forgettable vin ordinaire, the best wines are now worthy of comparison with those from more esteemed places, and economies of scale still keep prices low. Viognier originates from the Rhone Valley in France where the variety was introduced alongside Syrah during the Roman occupation. The variety is extremely versatile with the resultant wine ranging from 'fresh & crisp' through to 'rich & voluptuous' in style. Recognisable Viognier characteristics are flowers, apricots, stone fruit and spice. Great with many dishes and ideal with antipasto, seafood or chicken dishes. Also great with Asian food.

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Trentham Estate Pty Ltd:
Trentham' s winery has been operating since 1988, where it has grown from the initial 30 tonne crush, to a minimal but state-of-the-art facility handling 2,000 tonnes of premium fruit each vintage. It allows the flexibility to perform different winemaking styles, resulting in the diverse and always consistent Trentham Estate wines. Anthony Murphy, Chief Winemaker and Managing Director, overse... Read more
Trentham' s winery has been operating since 1988, where it has grown from the initial 30 tonne crush, to a minimal but state-of-the-art facility handling 2,000 tonnes of premium fruit each vintage. It allows the flexibility to perform different winemaking styles, resulting in the diverse and always consistent Trentham Estate wines. Anthony Murphy, Chief Winemaker and Managing Director, oversees all wine production. Anthony graduated from Roseworthy College with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Oenology and began winemaking at Mildara Blass. Anthony is passionate about many alternative grape varieties, such as Viognier, Petit Verdot and Taminga, and enjoys experimenting each vintage with a new style. In 2006 Anthony and his brother (and Trentham's viticulturist) Pat Murphy, were nominated for Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine's 'Winemaker of the Year' award - the first winemaking team from an irrigated Murray region to be nominated. The latest alternative wines from us include the new additions to the La Famiglia range - a Vermentino and Sangiovese Rose. Anthony is assisted with the winemaking by Shane Kerr, as well as the team of cellar staff. Our winemaking team has been working together for many years, allowing us to produce consistently good wines. Read less

Almost half a century ago, the first vines were planted at Trentham Cliffs in far west New South Wales. Trentham Estate is part of the former sheep station called 'Trentham Cliffs' which was settled in the 1930's by the Chanter family. In 1948-49 the riverfront was developed into horticultural properties, and so began the settlement of Trentham Cliffs. Trentham Estate is a small boutique winery specialising in varietal grape growing and production, situated on the New South Wales side of the Murray River, some 15km from Mildura. The Murphy family were pioneers who first established vineyards at Merbein in the Sunraysia area in 1909. John Murphy, who bought Trentham Estate, died in 1997 leaving his sons Patrick and Anthony as the Estate's viticulturist and chief winemaker. Each brother is an expert in his particular field. Trentham Estate is one of the quality-focused Murray Valley estates that have been changing the way we regard wines from this hot inland region. Once home to oceans of forgettable vin ordinaire, the best wines are now worthy of comparison with those from more esteemed places, and economies of scale still keep prices low. Viognier originates from the Rhone Valley in France where the variety was introduced alongside Syrah during the Roman occupation. The variety is extremely versatile with the resultant wine ranging from 'fresh & crisp' through to 'rich & voluptuous' in style. Recognisable Viognier characteristics are flowers, apricots, stone fruit and spice. Great with many dishes and ideal with antipasto, seafood or chicken dishes. Also great with Asian food.

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