With delicate floral and spice flavours, a rich and creamy palate and a mineral finish, this limited edition Viognier is a beguilingly complex and sophisticated cool climate white that’ll have connoisseurs (and novices for that matter!) salivating. Pair it with your very best friends, a sunny courtyard, and smoked duck canapés.
Forthcoming floral aromas with apricot and delegate notes of spice on the nose. Rich creamy mouth feel with violets and some mineral aftertaste.
John Platter Guide 2017 - 4.5 stars
Slow cooked beef Casserole or Roast Duck with an orange glace.
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VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
A small vineyard planted on Smarag farm in the beautifully Elgin area yielded the grapes for this wine. Elgin has a very high rainfall and cool summers that makes it a very special area for aromatic wine cultivars like Viognier.
Grapes were hand-harvested in 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled before hand sorting. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and only 400 liters per ton was drained off to settle overnight before Inoculation with a special yeast strain. The fermentation took place in 3 x 400 liter French oak barrels. The wine matured for 8 months on lees.
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