Regular readers will know of my fondness for Deakin Estateâ€™s Shiraz, and now thereâ€™s a white mate of similar quality and value. Expect exuberant freshness, moderate alcohol and flavor â€“ and great drinkability. First rate house wine, even if youâ€™re not a fan of Sauvignon Blanc.
Most Viogniers lean towards richness, but this guyâ€™s offering is refreshment. And what delicious refreshment. Citrussy with a delicate perfume â€“ as in the sweet scents of first flowers of Spring. Stylish aperitif or alfresco lunch partner.
DEAKIN ESTATE 17 Sauvignon Blanc, Australia 447060 $10.45
YALUMBA 16 Viognier â€˜Y Seriesâ€™ South Australia 470062 $13.95