2017 'Rylstone Estate Bluebird' Botrytis Viognier
Brought to you by Rylstone Estate. One of the rarest styles of wine in the world due to the limited plantings of Viognier globally and the difficulty in getting the botrytis to develop in an even fashion to produce a sweet wine.
‘Bluebird’ is made from exceptional parcels of botrytised Viognier, producing a very luscious but refreshing dessert wine. ‘Bluebird’ is full bodied with a smooth rich palate and great length. Elevated acidity levels making it a good match for cured meats, strong cheeses and salty/savoury desserts. The bouquet is of dried apricot, rose petal with subtle French oak.
'Bluebird' pairs beautifully with strong cheese (e.g. St Agur Blue) as well as salty or savoury desserts. Interestingly, we’ve seen this also well matched with very salty main dishes, and with cured meats on a charcuterie plate.
'Rylstone Estate Bluebird' is a special hospitality label developed under the Rylstone Estate Brand; a wine collaboration between Will de Beaurepaire and James Wilkinson.