Heartland Viognier-Pinot Gris 2007

White Blends from South Australia, Australia

Price: $15.49
Item No. 101595
  • WS91
  • ST89
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

#68 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

The nose is bursting with stone fruits - peaches and apricots and lime citrus characters. The generous, multi-layered palate begins with typical Viognier pear flavours which meshes seamlessly with fresh, melon flavours from the Pinot Gris. The tannin from the Pinot Gris adds firmness and structure to the palate. The 2007 vintage is tighter, fresher and more zesty than the 2006.

Critical Acclaim

"Smells like Viognier, with all the floral and sweet lychee fruit up front, then lightnens up in the mouth, with freshness and pazzazz of Pinot Gris. A lovely balance. Drink now."
91 Points

"Light, bright yellow. Spicy pear and apple aromas are complemented by notes of honeysuckle and white pepper. A relatively demure expression of the variety, offering a supple texture and round orchard and pit fruit flavors. Finishes with a refreshingly bitter note of pear skin and very good juicy persistence. This is rich enough to handle full-flavored foods."
89 Points

Learn About Heartland Map ItMap It

Heartland Wines was created by a small group of leading South Australian wine professionals, including Ben Glaetzer & Vicki Arnold from Glaetzer. All are all good friends and share a passion for making great wine. Heartland wines are made with fruit from mature vineyards in the Limestone Coast and Langhorne Creek in South Australia.

Learn About South Australia

The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.

Learn About Other White Blends

Other White Wine While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about... Albarino Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain, Rias Baixas (in Galacia), this grape is loved by almost all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is aromatically intense...

Read More About Other White Blends

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