Straw colour. Rich and complex nose, Apricots, peaches, almonds, brioche. Subtle ginger spice in the background. On the palate the wine is typical of varietal. Oily and fat, but balanced by candied citrus notes and balanced acidity. The length is generous with beautiful nutty flavours.
100% Viognier from Dakins Road vineyard. 3360L. Mix of Stainless Steel and oak ferment, but aged in old barrels with monthly stirring. 13.7% alc. pH 3.63, Ta 5.0g/L. <1.0g/L RS. The fruit was hand-picked and gently pressed using a Champagne-style press cycle to give clarity and minimize phenolic extraction from the thick Viognier skins. The juice was cooled to 5°C and settled for 24 hours before racking and fermenting on a selection of cultured yeasts at 12°C to maximize fruit characteristics and add complex aroma notes. 51% was fermented at a slightly warmer temperature with indigenous yeasts in neutral barrels and puncheons to add texture, weight and complexity
Vineyard: Dakins Road
Varietal: 100% Viognier
Production: 4,850 bottles
Residual Sugar: <1g/L