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2020 Viognier

  • Viognier 100%
  • Viognier Clone 642
  • Alcohol 15%
  • Residual Sugar 2.8 g/L
  • Total Acidity 6.4 g/L
  • pH 3.51
  • Brix 28
  • Cases Produced 89
  • SKU 169089

Flavour Profile

Using only free-run juice, our Viognier shows tones of straw yellow and light gold in the glass. Key lime and white
peach feature on the nose, followed by aromas of honeysuckle and tangerine. The creamy, full-bodied texture is well
balanced with crisp acidity. Flavours of lemongrass, honey, and ripe stone fruits produce a long, lush, concentrated
finish.

Winemaking

Harvesting of the 2020 Viognier was a few days earlier than in 2019, which has led to a lighter, fresher and easier
drinking Viognier. After very gentle extraction, the Viognier was fermented cool with a specially selected yeast
to bring out the fruity and floral aromatics. A long fermentation period gave us a rich, full and luscious wine with
balanced, fresh acidity

Growing Conditions

The 2020 growing season started well with great weather conditions throughout April. May and June experienced
somewhat cool, wet conditions which slowed growth, disrupting some spring bud development and challenging the
short period of flowering thereby reducing crop load in the vineyard. July and August provided consistent sunshine,
high heat and a few timely rainy days. September to mid-October continued with very warm weather allowing the
fruit to reach full maturity and ripeness. While the Growing Degree Days at Vanessa Vineyard for 2020 were at 1678,
which was slightly lower than in 2019 at 1687 the overall outcome was a fantastic growing season. This vintage of
wines is proving to be very age-worthy and shows incredible potential.