Only 2000 bottles of the beautiful 2014 Cecily Viognier were produced from vines that are now 11 years old and finding great balance yielding between 4 and 5 tons per hectare. The grapes were hand-picked at optimal ripeness and pressed as whole bunches to extract the sweet golden juice. All the juice was fermented in French oak, 25% new and 75% second and third-fill barrels. The wine remained in these barrels on the lees for a further 5½ months before bottling.

Alcohol: 14% vol
Residual sugar: 1.4 g/L
VA: 0.6g/L
pH: 3.5
Total Acid: 5.4g/L

Tasting Notes:

The wine has a striking perfumed nose of orange blossom and apricots, a classic example of this rare white wine variety. The palate is creamy, rich and packed with flavours of violets and white peach, but retains great balance as a result of a poised acidity and integrated minerality. The wine is both graceful and vibrant with a long, well-defined finish. Drink 2014 to 2018.

Accolades for previous vintages of the Cecily Viognier:

  • Top Viognier at the 2011 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards
  • 93 points by Neal Martin of the Wine Advocate, Robert Parker
  • 91 points by Tim Atkin MW in his SA Wine Report

Beau Constantia Cecily Viognier - Tasting Notes.pdf