VIOGNIER 2019

Origin:

Voor Paardeberg

Harvest:

     March 2019 by hand

Blend information:

100% Viognier from our vineyards.

Climate:

Mediterranean climate with moderate summers and cold, rainy winters. Rainfall of approximately 600 – 800 mm annually.

Soil:

        Perdeberg Mountain sandstone, granite and shale.

Vinification:

After the grapes were crushed, the must was fermented with selected yeast at 13° C. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was racked, fined, filtered, Bottled in November 2019.

Serving suggestions:

The highly aromatic and fruit forward nature of the grape allows viognier to pair well with spicy foods such as or vietnamese cuisine. The subtle floral notes of our viognier and vinified without the use of oak barrels tend towards the ones found in saké, thus making it a perfect match with sushi and sashimi. Viognier pairs equally well with many outspoken (french) cheeses.

Tasting notes:

White floral such as honey-suckle or jasmine, as well as orange blossom. Along with a honey or honey-suckle notes, you’ll also find stone fruit flavors, peach, apricot, nectarine, as well as a nice spice component that can be described as baking spices. Full bodied, “lanolin” feel in your mouth.

Ageing potential:

Drinking exceptionally well now and will gain in intricacy over the next two years.

Ideal served at:

12 – 14° C

Producer comment:

The best accompaniment to this wine is friendship. A special glass to be enjoyed at sunset relaxing after a day of work. Delicate complex wine with peach, apricot, honey and spice aromas. A vinous, fruity taste, winning and inviting. Dedicated to slent sunsets, which are always special when friends are visiting.