Camwell Wines | TELI Viognier

Location
Blewitt Springs
Style
Viognier
Year
2020
Name
TELI
Price
$30 Bottle
Availability
ONLINE | Selected bottle shops
Our Score
88

If you could taste Autumn, this wine would be it. Rich, golden flavours, is that even a thing? It is now. Camwell Wines 2020 ‘TELI’ skin contact Viognier is absolutely delicious. This is a true South Australian wine. Apricots and sweet, juicy stone fruits are so obvious in this beauty and it hits you straight away. The deep, rich orangey yellow looks like honey straight out of the hive and it smells it too. I remember the smell of sticky honey spinning from dad’s hives and this Viognier highlights this (without the sting).

This wine is AROMATIC, with capitals.

Viognier may be a relatively new variety for some, it was virtually extinct in Australia (originally from northern Rhone) until about the 1960s and recently it has been going from strength to strength, despite our warmer climate. This grape loves cooler temperatures so thrives in the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa as well as the Limestone Coast. Because we have such a range of climates in Australia each Viognier produced has a different style to it. You may be thinking that Camwell is in McLaren Vale so how the heck do they have a Viognier? They source their grapes from Blewitt Springs which is just out of Adelaide and is not too hot of a climate. This particular grape really likes oak and this Camwell’s 2020 lies in neutral oak for 4 months and then best drunk fresh and young. I really don’t like the idea of having wine and not being able to drink it so this is one for me.

I would say this is most similar to a chardonnay in depth and texture but not so much in flavour! Sorry if that does not help, but really, just try it! We had it with pizza, because we are fancy.. But I really think this wine would be delicious with seafood or even a spicy curry! 

Try to get your hands on one of these wines, or any of Camwell’s really as they are a small batch winery with only 200 cases each year sustainably made, the price point is brilliant too with each wine between $20 to $30. You can’t really go wrong.

Camwell Wines | TELI Viognier
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