2018 Viognier

Light straw in the glass with floral aromas of orange blossom and hints of white pepper.

$26.95

TASTING NOTES

Our 2018 Viognier is light straw in the glass with floral aromas of orange blossom and hints of white pepper. On the palate it is rich yet lively with acidity with flavours of passion fruit, nectarine skin and a soft spiced finish with a touch of lingering tannin. Drinking well on release but will benefit from short to medium term cellaring to further develop complexities.

WINEMAKING NOTES

After making stainless steel fermented Viognier in 2016 and 2017, the intense fruit character of the 2018 vintage called for a different fermentation vessel, so after harvest in late September the grapes were then whole-bunch pressed into seasoned French oak (228L, 400L and 500L) for alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation was suppressed. Following 8 months in barrel, the wine was transferred to stainless steel tanks for light fining and filtration. The wine was bottled in late August 2019.

 

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TASTING NOTES

Our 2018 Viognier is light straw in the glass with floral aromas of orange blossom and hints of white pepper. On the palate it is rich yet lively with acidity with flavours of passion fruit, nectarine skin and a soft spiced finish with a touch of lingering tannin. Drinking well on release but will benefit from short to medium term cellaring to further develop complexities.

WINEMAKING NOTES

After making stainless steel fermented Viognier in 2016 and 2017, the intense fruit character of the 2018 vintage called for a different fermentation vessel, so after harvest in late September the grapes were then whole-bunch pressed into seasoned French oak (228L, 400L and 500L) for alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation was suppressed. Following 8 months in barrel, the wine was transferred to stainless steel tanks for light fining and filtration. The wine was bottled in late August 2019.

 

Brix at Harvest

19.8

Alcohol Content

12.5%

Residual Sugar

3 grams/Litre

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