Viognier

2020 vintage

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.

$42.50

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: Average winter rainfall | Dry conditions from spring through to summer
Temperature: High winds at flowering | Hot late spring and early summer leading to average summer temperatures
Upshot: Inconsistent flowering and fruit set | Low crops

Vintage
Rainfall: Early February rain event | Dry otherwise
Temperature: Warm days and cool nights
Upshot: Consistent ripening conditions | Perfect extended flavour development | High natural acid | Intense flavours and vibrancy of fruit

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 – 3.21 | Acid – 7.2g/L | RS – 1.8g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 26th February 2020 | Bottled: October 2020 | Released: October 2020

Profile

Sensorial Information
Profile: Nectarine | Peach | Pear | White florals | Almond | Apricot kernel
Texture: Great texture and mouthfeel

Characteristics
Animal: Eurasian Eagle-Owl
Vehicle: Audi A5 Cabriolet
Musical: Western Concert Flute