Viognier

2019 vintage

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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.

Viognier Tasting Notes

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

Rainfall: No rainfall during the vintage period

Temperature: Warm conditions throughout

Upshot: Fast ripening conditions | Condensed Vintage | Intense flavours and tannin | Wines of power and structure

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | Pressed to stainless steel tanks | Juice oxidatively handled | 12-hour cold settling before racking to oak | Cool fermentation (12-18°C)

Oak: French: 2nd and 3rd use | 7 months maturation on lees

Tech. Analysis: Alcohol: 13.5% | pH: 3.28 | Acid: 7.0g/L | RS: 1.2g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 15th February 2019 | Bottled: September 2019 | Released: October 2019 | Enjoy: Now to 2029

Profile

Profile: Nectarine | Peach | Pineapple | White florals | Nutmeg

Texture: Great texture and mouthfeel

Characteristics
Animal: Eurasian Eagle-Owl

Vehicle: Audi A5 Cabriolet

Musical: Western Concert Flute