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Chardonnay and Viognier together in Emanai 2012

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Two more great reviews for our Emanai 2012.

The first review was featured in the passionate and very interesting blog by Krystina Menegazzo called La Donna del Vino.

"Gary and Julie Hounsell are proprietors of Toolangi Vineyards and happen to be two of the most generous people in the wine community. Emanai is the latest addition to their range and, coincidentally, it was made off-site by my very first boss in winemaking, Franco D’Anna of Hoddles Creek Estate. This young gun winemaker got to have a bit of fun playing with Emanai’s interesting blend of chardonnay and viognier.

Franco used the low-cropped fruit from the Dixon’s Creek vineyard, which he then co-fermented and matured in old French oak for three months. The result is not an abundantly fruit-driven wine but one that ticks all the boxes for texture and interest. The nose offers aromas of smoke, citrus, hay and papaya with a lingering scent of candle wax. The palate has the classic oily texture of viognier, yet with an atypical flavour, which leans towards the green fruit spectrum. Overall, this is a fresh style of wine with a delicious chalky mouthfeel, quite tart acidity and a mineral finish. With its colourful pixilated artwork by Julia Ritson adorning the label, it is hard to miss Emanai on a wine retailer’s shelf."

In the March 2013 edition of Australian House & Garden the Emanai was reviewed by Toni Paterson. "Low-cropped, hand-harvested chardonnay and viognier have been co-fermented and aged in French oak resulting in white peach and tropical flavours."

You can find the Emanai at the Prince Wine Store, Toorak Cellars Armadale, Doc's Liquor and Brighton Bay Cellars, or direct from Toolangi.

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