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In the last part of this Episode, we taste a Red Wine that is a blend produced by blending Shiraz and Viognier.
John and I attempt to taste the Viognier and the effect on the Shiraz adding this grape has.
Will we be able to detect the Viognier grape having just tasted the two Viognier wines from Australia in Part 1 and 2 of this Episode?
In the 2nd part of this Episode, we taste another Australian Viognier from the Eden Valley (South Australia).
This wine smell (nose) reminded us more of a Riesling than the three Rieslings we tasted in the last episode ( Episode 61).
John thought this wine was “lush”
It had some similarity to a Chardonnay. Both Johns thought it was a beautiful wine to be enjoyed on it’s own or with food.
In Part 1 of this Episode, we taste a Viognier from Deakin Estate – Victoria Australia.
If you like Chenin, but would like something with a little more fruit or you like Sauvignon but would like something slightly softer, (ie not quite as sharp) give this wine a try.
A great fruity wine, but with some sharpness to give it that zingy freshness.
We introduce our Viognier episode where we try to help you identify the flavours that make up wine from this lovely grape.
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This wine is available from http://www.czerwik.co.uk/categories.php?cat=Wine
In the last part of this episode, we taste a Riesling from New Zealand.
This Riesling is much softer than those tried in Part 1 & 2.
A hint of Grapefruit in the flavor, but again not a typical Riesling.
The second Riesling we try is from Germany and the nose, or scent, of the wine, is of honey and the taste reflects this with a slight “grassy” taste and nowhere as sharp as the Riesling in Part 1.
Again, as with the Riesling tasted in Part 1, not the typical taste one would expect.
In Part 1 of this Episode, we taste the first of our three Rieslings which is from Alsace in France.
It certainly has a punch for those that like their wine with a lot of “zestiness”. John felt this wine taste like sharp green apples which would be ideal with an oily fish dish.
Certainly not a typical Riesling taste but very interesting none the less.