Bobar 2019 Viognier


Subtle, fresh and textured, a bright and driving expression of Viognier.

A restrained nose of pear compote, gentle warm spices, almond blossom and apple skin.

The palate is pithy and mineral, with racy acidity and an overlay of honeyed gloss coat binding it and giving generosity.

With further maturation the richness will slowly build but in its youth it provides wonderfully refreshing, textured and compelling drinking.

SKU: 2019VIOGNIER Category:


Grown at the base of the Christmas Hills to the west of Yarra Glen, the Homestead vineyard has an expansive easterly exposure with a degree of protection from the westerly heat and hot northerly winds. This little subregion allows for the full and rich expression of the Yarra Valley floor with a restraint that the more exposed hillsides don’t afford.

The whole bunches were picked directly to small open fermenters in the vineyard with a small amount crushed by foot on the bottom and left for a 7 day whole bunch maceration. Pressing to old 500L oak puncheons followed for ferments and maturation throughout Winter.

Carefully racked and bottled in September 2019.

Alcohol – 10%
Titratable acidity – 6.9 g/L
pH – 3.09
Total sulphur dioxide – 35 mg/L
Residual sugar – 0.09 g/L
Volatile acidity – 0.48 g/L

The 2019 vintage

The 2018/19 season started with a mild Spring, regular rain and fabulous balanced vine growth. From mid-December summer began in earnest with several hot spells punctuating a dry lead to harvest and mild weather in between. The weather moderated in the final couple of weeks before harvest allowing gentle ripening in the final stages. The wines have a beautiful richness and density of flavour counterpointed with a genuine restraint.