Massena The Surly Muse Viognier 2010

Viognier from Barossa Valley, Australia

$25.00 $21.99
Save $3.01
Item No. 114478
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH94
  • RP91
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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The wine is pale gold in color with bright green highlights. The nose displays aromas of apricots, honeysuckle, wild fennel and grapefruit. The palate is rich yet restrained, with succulent tropical flavours that are matched with fresh acidity, a taught band of minerality and a creamy texture.

Critical Acclaim

"Ripe and exotic on the bouquet, with apricot kernel, ginger and cinnamon; the palate, while unctuous, is fresh, finishing with lemony acidity."
94 Points

"Made from 100% Viognier, the 2010 The Surely Muse has intense notes of peaches, poached pears, honeysuckle and a whiff of fennel seed. The medium-bodied palate has a great concentration of citrusy / mandarin peel flavors with some silkiness to the texture and a long finish. Drink it now to 2013. "
91 Points

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Well balanced with good mixture of fruit an acidity. Had it with sea bass and it was fabulous. Would definitely purchase again.
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I dont know what they are doing down under, but whatever it is, it's working. This Viognier is very good and for the price, a fantastic deal. The appearance is dark and rich with hints of ruby. After a little decanting, the nose is woody and rich with hints of fruit, wild berries and soft spices. The pallet forms nicely and transitions very well from its wood influenced beginning to its fruity middle and semi-dry, long finish. At this young age, grab a case of this wine and put it in the cellar. I think this vintage will be outstanding in 5-10 years.
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Massena, a winemaking partnership between Dan Standish and Jaysen Collins, has been producing Barossa wine since the 2000 vintage, concentrating on the traditional values and techniques which have made the wines of this region unique. We have dedicated growers in the North Western Barossa areas of Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hill, providing fruit from dry farmed, low...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Viognier

Viognier(vee-ohn-YAY) Viognier is best known for producing the rich, aromatic white wines of the Northern Rhone. Once a pricey commodity of the area, it's now much easier to find and drink. The perfumed grape creates wines of distinct aromas and flavors. Lower in acid and even lower yielding, Viognier kept to itself in Southern France until some traveling winemakers took hold of...

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