Viognier - 2016

This Viognier is inspired by the classic wines of Condrieu. The aromatics are reminiscent of the French style with spicy notes and a complex layered palate. 


This wine is green gold with an intriguing nose, a beautiful example of this classic Northern Rhône white. No new wood is used to keep the delightfully soft balanced stone fruit character on display

 

$50/per Bottle
$300/per Half Case
$600/per Bottle

The colour is a pale green-gold.  The aroma is bold and inviting. The wine shows a profound contrast between ripe stone fruit characters and complex green spice aromas. Opulent vanilla pod, musk, floral notes and pear are paired with subtle notes of green Szechuan, star anise, cinnamon and nutmeg.

The wine is rich and far reaching, creamy and textural with a voluptuous mouth feel. The aromas are more intensely revisited through the palate with overt charactersof apricots, peachand spicypoached pear.

Serve with: pork belly, pork rilletes, any pork. Also, classic French Chicken dishes or soft cheese platter with ripe fresh figs.

 

Our Viognier vines are planted in the Rhône block with rows facing north and sloping slightly to the northwest. The planting comprises 1.6 acres of Château-Grillet clone. These ultra-low yielding vines cropped at 1 tonne per acre. Bunches were destemmed, crushed and pressed  with  brief  skin contact providing essential structural and aromatic characters. The juice was transferred to stainless steel and inoculated with cultured yeast. Following fermentation, the wine was matured for eleven months in 2nd and 3rd year French barriques prior to bottling.

 

Viognier 2016