Viognier

2011 vintage

2021 Cellar Release

From a quarter-acre block of vines planted next to our dam wall, this wine is complex, with a diversity of aromatics and an opulent palate. This Viognier retains an elegance more commonly associated with cooler climate expressions.

(Due to volume scarcity, a 6 bottle limit applies)

$75.00

Tally Room & Clos Otto Club
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Vineyard

C-Block: Very shallow red clay loam overlying shattered limestone | North-south oriented rows | Elevated eastern aspect
Upshot: Reduced natural vine vigour | Intense and vibrant flavour profile

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Dry winter | Wet early spring | Very wet December
Temperature: Below average temperatures from late spring to early summer
Upshot: Slow ripening conditions | Expected late harvest dates

Vintage
Rainfall: Dry January | Multiple rain events in February and March
Temperature: Warm January | Cool remainder
Upshot: Delayed harvest | Grape acid retention | Slow sugar ripening | Resultant wines of elegance and spice

Winemaking

Fermentation: Crushed and destemmed | Pressed to barrel | 12-day natural fermentation | 15-day oak maturation | Weekly lees stirring for two months
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 12.2% | pH – 3.35 | Acid – 5.99g/L | RS – 2.6g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 28th March 2011 | Bottled: July 2011 | Re-released: August 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Preserved Pear | Almond | Jasmine | Toast
Texture: Fine and balanced

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Eurasian Eagle-Owl
Vehicle – Audi A5 Cabriolet
Musical – Western Concert Flute