Innocent Bystander Shiraz Viognier 2003

Syrah/Shiraz from Yarra Valley, Australia

Item No. 77423
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP87
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • RP89
  • WS88
  • ST88

Winemaker's Notes

This classic blend of the Northern Rhone is a terrific food wine.

Central Victoria is much cooler than the traditional planting grounds for Aussie Shiraz. Here, the fruit ripens slowly.

We get white pepper, violets and blueberries with that elusive chewy but not tannic finish.

A dash of Viognier brings out a teasing ethereal quality... somewhere between honeysuckle and a whiff of Turkish Delight.

Shiraz from mature vines in the Heathcote and Strathbogie regions of Central Victoria. Viognier from the King Valley in North Eastern Victoria. Vinified in the Yarra Valley and bottled under screw cap.

97% Shiraz 97%, 3% Viognier

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The idea behind Innocent Bystander is to produce great value, food friendly wines that are not your run of the mill varietal blends. Taking fruit from various sources in Central Victoria (in particular Sangiovese, Shiraz, Pinot Gris and Viognier) the team at Innocent Bystander is inspired to utilize and showcase the natural qualities of each region in their unique blends. As a...

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Learn About Yarra Valley

A short drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is the oldest and most successful of Victoria's wine growing regions. The cool climate of the area makes it suitable for the popular varieties of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Shiraz is also grown here and produces elegant and restrained wines, showing a different side to Australian wine. Notable Facts Producers of the Yarra Valley have hit...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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