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
Total Acid: 6.3g/L
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.
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