BEAU CONSTANTIA - CECILY VIOGNIER 2012

Only 1800 bottles of the 2012 Viognier were produced from 9 year old vines bearing at 4 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, 15% new and 85% second and third fill barrels, and remained in these barrels on the lees for a further 5 months before bottling.

Alcohol: 14% vol
Residual sugar: 2.5 g/L
VA: 0.6g/L
pH: 3.5
Total Acid: 6.3g/L

Tasting Notes:

The wine has a striking perfumed nose of coriander spice, violets and apricots, a classic example of this rare white wine variety. The palate is full and rich and packed with flavours of white peach and orange blossom, 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 2013 to 2016.

Previous accolades for 2010 Cecily Viognier:

  • Top Viognier at the 2011 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards
  • 92 points by Neal Martin of the Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)

Beau Constantia Cecily Viognier - Tasting Notes.pdf