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Anchorage Viognier 2015

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WINE: Viognier 2015


REGION: Nelson


STYLE: Dry


VINEYARD:

Our Viognier is a single Vineyard wine, made with fruit from our Flett Road Vineyard. Grown on Moutere clay based soil the grapes started to show a very ripe flavour profile early on and allowed us to harvest the grapes without the usually very high sugar levels. As a result we were able to pick flavour full grapes without the potential of getting a very high Alcohol level and distract from the lovely fruity character.

WINEMAKING:

After gently processing the fruit, the resulting juice was chilled and left to settle for a few days. The juice was then racked with some light sediment, inoculated with a cool fermenting yeast strain the ferment was taken to a just off dry level the wine chilled and left to settle with some oak. Once the wine had cleared it was left to warm up and finish ferment a little malolactic ferment as well. This allowed this relatively low in alcohol wine to gain some more character and body.


APPEARANCE: Very bright and clear, pale yellow with hints of lemon green hues.


FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

Apricot and ginger with some floral notes and a subtle hint of dark chocolate make this wine very interesting and show some intriguing complexity.


PALATE: Apricot and peach seem also lead the way on the palate, combining with some hints of chocolate and a slight creamy texture. The dryness of the wine gets nicely balanced with a low harmonious acid.


ACCOMPANIMENTS:

As an Aperitif or just because you feel like a tipple or you may want to try it with a roast vegetable and walnut salad.

TECHNICAL NOTES:

Harvest date: 26th March 2015

Winemaker: Stefan Heinrich
Alcohol: 10.5%v/v