93 POINTS | David Walker Bell, WineFolio
Uvaggio is the latest release from Lorraine Leheny and Warren Gibson at Bilancia and sits in their reserve-level range. Translating from Italian to 'field blend / field wine', Uvaggio is a blend of viognier, marsanne and roussanne.
David Walker Bell, WineFolio writes "A pale straw gold in the glass, with beautiful aromatics as you’d expect from these varietals. Green pear, cardamom, dried ginger, white pepper, almond nougat, apricot and a burst of bright honeysuckle and white rose petal florals. Tight, clear and focussed into a palate with a nibble of peach skin tannin, a chalky astringency and a fresh saline sea breeze. Savoury elements of green olive, preserved lemon and sorrel add a layer of misty dryness through which the lush fruit flavours step confidently and glow. Towards the back of the palate, the Viognier shines and there’s a textural marmalade viscosity that adds further interest to an already mesmerising wine."