Viognier 2013

Bright straw colour with lime edge. An elegant nose of pears, cucumber with almond undertones. A full rich voluptuous palate balanced acidity and a long creamy 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 three 2nd 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

15.03%
3.61

RS
Total Acid

2.7 g/l
5.3 g/l

Michelangelo Awards 2014 – Gold

Awards

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

1325 bottles produced

Limited Release

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