Petane Station Tracks Block Viognier 2018 $30

Viognier (pronounced Vee Yon Yay) is one of my favourite things. Like clean, sunshine-dried sheets and emails from work saying “you’ve been paid”. It’s a scary, lots-can-go-wrong grape, yet Philip Barber appears to have some sort of shamanistic supremacy over this site, because the resulting wine is crunchy-fresh to taste and perfumed with apricot, jasmine, soft citrus and toast. On the palate it’s deeply complex and shows creme caramel, baked peach and frisky, cheek-chewing textures in the mouth. Love it!