Viognier 2011

Bright straw colour. An elegant nose of crisp apples, guava and apricots with subtle almond undertones. A fresh, crisp, zippy entry with hints of apricot on the mid palate and a creamy, elegant finish.

Winemakers Notes

Handpicked in the last week of February.

The Harvest

Overnight cold storage of the grapes to preserve the fruit character during whole bunch pressing. After settling, the clear juice was racked off its gross lees into 3rd fill French oak barrels. The wines were aged for 12 months before bottling.

In the Cellar

Botanical Sketch

One of the most striking and unusual of our Cape, winter rainfall bulbous plants - very few can beat it for sheer brilliance of flower. An extremely rare, unique and difficult plant to grow that offers much satisfaction if achieved. As with Viognier, which is fairly rare in South Africa and is completely unique depending on the style of winemaking and approach to making this wine.

Ixia viridiflora

Alcohol
pH

14.38%
3.78

RS
Total Acid

2.7 g/l
4.8 g/l

735 bottles produced

Each of our wines is linked to a specific flower – the characteristics of the wine are symbolized by that particular flower on the label.

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