Oxford Landing Viognier 2008
Viognier from South Australia, Australia
Pale straw with green hues, the Oxford Landing Viognier has aromas of lifted musk and honeysuckle followed on with hints of white flowers and stone fruit. The palate is richly textural with classic Viognier minerality complemented perfectly with ripe flavors of the late seasons peach and apricot.
A great wine for drinking now and with careful cellaring this wine will continue to exhibit these generous Viognier flavors and textures for at least 2-3 years.
International Wine Cellar - "Greenish gold. Varietally accurate aromas of peach, pear and orange, with a subtle floral quality. Light-bodied and juicy, with good lift to its pit and citrus fruit flavors, which are underscored by zesty minerality. Finishes clean and with a refreshingly bitter edge, repeating the orange note. As usual, this is a superb value. "
Oxford Landing Winery
Oxford Landing isn't some invented name on a wine label. It's a real place, a real vineyard, that lies alongside the River Murray near the South Australian river town of Waikerie. Wyndham Hill Smith found this place in 1958 and Yalumba purchased the block naming it Oxford Landing after a nearby site where drovers once grazed and watered sheep on the long journey to Adelaide from northern pastoral properties.
Today, Oxford Landing has matured into one of Australia's most innovative viticultural enterprises delivering varietal flavor through a collection of value priced varietal wines. View all Oxford Landing Wines
About South AustraliaView a map of South Australia wineries 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.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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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
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Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.