Viognier 2017

Jasmine flower and honey suckle, stone fruit, lime and mandarin skin – all the tastes and smells you will get from this bottle of liquid gold.

PRODUCTION


Alcohol 14.0 vol % Sugar 1.8 g/l TA 5.6 g/l pH 3.55 TSO2 120 mg/l FSO2 26mg/l

The 13th crop off fifteen year old vines in two north easterly facing vineyards on the farm. All grapes were carefully hand-picked and transported to the cellar where they were cooled overnight in a specialised cooling room to 5ºC. The following morning the whole bunches were placed in a pneumatic bag press and gently pressed recovering about 60%. The juice settled overnight in a stainless steel tank, after which only the premium clear juice was racked off to 20% first fill 500L French Oak barrels 40 % second and 40% third fill French oak barrels. The fermentation temperatures were relatively low, peaking at 18ºC. During the wine’s maturation in barrel, it received a fortnightly battonage and topping up. After 6 months maturation the barrels were blended together and the wine was allowed to harmonize before being bottled.

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