Limited Estate 2015 Viognier
90 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion
Delightful varietal Viognier with floral, dried apricot and subtle ginger notes. The generous and creamy palate is wonderful now and will continue to develop beautifully for another three to five years.
Light green colour with almost mineral spring facial stripes.
Well balanced with a bit of natural residual sugar to round up an innate, zesty acidity, typical of cool climate Viognier. This wine delivers an exquisite array of aromas such as ripe apricots, marzipan, orange liqueur and chamomile. Its body is graceful and velvety, with a mouth-watering oily structure and a crisp finalé.
This wine would be best served with Thai, Chinese, Indian, seafood and poultry dishes.
Drink now, or allow the wine to develop over the next three to five years.
Sourced from eight years old vines planted on rocky loam soils, located on the Central eastern slopes of the Pyrenees ranges at 280 metres. The grapes were machine harvested in mid-March, crushed, de-stemmed and pressed into French oak barrels (five years old). Fermentation took place over 18 days with selected yeast. The wine was kept on lees contact for a further two months. Finally, after five months the wine was racked and stabilised (protein and tartrate) and prepared for bottling.
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