Philip Shaw The Dreamer Viognier
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I've loved being a part of the wine industry for my whole life. I grew up in the Hunter Valley, during a boom time in the Australian Wine Industry where I was witness to the growth and expansion of a local family run winery. I've also had the privilege to work as both a Red Winemaker in California and Group Winemaker in New Zealand for two large and highly successful wine businesses.
My time is now occupied with trying to gain a deeper understanding of the place where we grow our grapes. We are moving to a farming system that employs organic principles and encourages a union with the natural environment. I believe this is how we can truly express our site and create the wine styles that express who we are and where we are from.
Daniel Shaw - Winemaker
WINEMAKING: The grapes are harvested early for high acidity and lower alcohol. Coarse settling at ambient temperatures overnight. Fermentation occurs on light solids with selected yeast at 14-16oC temperature to enhance its aromatic potential and maintain freshness. Fermentation is stopped to leave residual of 7g/l. Short maturation on fermentation solids.
TASTING NOTES: The Dreamer is light straw yellow in colour with hues of green. Fresh apricots and violets on the nose with lifts of lemon. The palate is bright and fresh with vivid acid and juicy fruit. The balance of fruit and acid give the wine depth and vibrancy.
The Dreamer challenges convention and inspires innovation, it is a constant reminder to question and create.