Viognier

2021 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 | Above average Spring rainfall
Temperature: Warm Spring to early Summer | No extreme heat events
Upshot: Consistent flowering and fruit set | Healthy leaf/canopies | Controlled development

Vintage
Rainfall: Dry Summer and Autumn
Temperature: Below average daytime temperatures | Cool nights
Upshot: Consistent ripening conditions | Extended even flavour development | High natural acid | Wines of power and elegance

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
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 13.5% | pH – 3.4 | Acid – 6.0g/L | RS – 1.3g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 22nd February 2019 | Bottled: September 2021 | Released: October 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Nectarine | Peach | White florals | Ginger | White pepper
Texture: Great texture and mouthfeel

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