Location: Cnr Old Healesville Rd and Houghtons Lane
Vineyard: North East Facing, Clone MV6, Planted 1993
Region: Yarra Valley
Owner: De Bortoli Family
Place: Gentle north-east facing slope, cooler than expected, early ripening, very aromatic site. Highly mineral clay loam over mottled yellow mudstone.
Viggers Vineyard is quite fine and is a little more rustic and savoury than
The Abbey (which is just around the corner on the same soil type).
Very pretty black cherry fruit, complex slightly rustic nose with a hint of
strawberry and clove. The palate is powerful with spice, earth and red fruit flavours that build in texture. Elegant finish with with fine powdery tannins which give good persistence. Pop it in the the cellar for 5+.