This is a fresh and vibrant wine and an excellent match for spicy Asian dishes and seafood. There are pears, apricot, and ginger on the nose and palate, with a velvety elegant finish.
Variety: 100% Viognier
Harvest Date: 19th February 2018
Vineyard Location: South facing vineyards
Geology / Soil Profile: Deep, red rocky clay loam (derived from Cambrian Rock)
Viticulture Practices: Unirrigated vineyards, zero tillage, grass sward between rows, cane pruned
Oenological Data: Yields – less than 1 tonne/acre
Production: 114 dozen (229 cases)
Bottle Packaging: 750 ml punted burgundy
Closure: Stelvin ROTP Screwcap
Cartons: 6 bottles in branded cartons 2 x 3 laydown
The 2017 Vintage:
2018 delivered good spring rains and a dry summer, which encouraged early fruit ripening.
All fruit was estate grown, sourced from south facing slopes of the Dowd’s Lane vineyard. The vines are unirrigated and very low yielding, at less than 1 tonne to the acre. The vines are cane-pruned by hand and wrapped to a single wire trellis to encourage some bunch shading during the heat of summer.
The fruit was harvested by hand, and then stored in a cool room overnight to lower the temperature. The grapes were bag pressed and fermented in stainless steel at a constant 190C to retain the fresh flavours. The Viognier was partially aged in new French oak barriques and bottled in September 2018.
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