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Cleanskin WINE Nelson 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. Gown 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 juce was then racked with some light sediment, inoculated with a cool fermenting yeaststrain 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.

Harvest date: 26th March 2015
Winemaker: Stefan Heinrich
Alcohol: 11%v/v
Residual sugar: 3.1 g/L
Acidity: 6.0 g/L