2018 Grey Sands Byzantine

We have a great bunch of friends from different backgrounds, various ages, likes and dislikes.  That is what makes them, them.  The old saying, “If everyone was the same, the world would be boring” rings true.  The good thing about having such a diversity in our friendship group is, each and every one of us brings a different opinion, view and perspective on whatever it is we talk about which is accepted and respected.

I can’t help but think that this is what it must be like when a winemaker brings certain varieties together. They would respect the individual variety’s positive qualities added to the blend, which is what has happened with this blend of Chardonnay, Viognier and Malvasia.

The result is a wine with lovely aromatics, concentrated flavours, beautiful texture, and great length.  Stone fruits bring plenty to the party with a ‘ping’ like hit of citrus fruits giving a little ‘zip’ to the palate.  There’s a delicate spiciness that adds a poke of savouriness to the generous fruitful feel this wine has.  Here is a wine that will bring healthy discussion and respected opinion.  And don’t expect to put your glass down in a hurry.  You’ll be putting it forward for a second taste.

Grey Sands Website

Region: Glengarry, Tasmania     Price: $45     Source: Generous gift

This entry was posted in White Blends. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s