Q&A with an Industry Insider, Kailash Gurnani

Brinda Gill speaks to Kailash Gurnani of York Vineyards about the York Shiraz Viognier 2018 blend, recently launched in the market.

How did you decide to produce a Shiraz-Viognier blend?
The York Shiraz Viognier is a New World style inspired from the blend made in Côte Rôtie in the Northern Rhône Valley. I first came across this blend when studying viticulture and oenology in Australia (2006-2010) and it stayed at the back of my mind. It is unusual to blend red and white wine. Further, I was intrigued as the viognier allowed the shiraz to retain its acidity much better than a 100% shiraz. Much later – when we decided to explore a new wine and a new style – I thought a shiraz-viognier blend would be a new wine experience for wine lovers as many of them already enjoyed our shiraz.

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