Spicy food is where Viognier really shines. Think mild creamy curries like kormas or spicy south-east Asian curries, or chicken salads with apricot, peach or mango.
The winter season started earlier than usual, and March was a very wet month. Veraison started early but continued for a long time. Harvest was also early - 11 days earlier than the previous year - and stopped fourteen days earlier than in 2022. The temperatures were moderate with few heat waves. The bunches and berries were much smaller and compact this year.
The majority of the juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks in order to maintain its fresh fruity characteristics, while the remaining 30% is fermented and then aged for 3 months in Romanian and French oak barrels. Next, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation for a creamier, complementary complexity before blending it back into the tank portion.
- Platter's Guide 2021 4 Stars
- Viognier Challenge 2021 Gold
- Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2020 Gold
- Platter's 4 Stars
- Vitis Vinifera Awards 2017 Gold
- The Sommeliers Selection 2015 – House Wine, White
- Platter's 4 ½ Stars
- Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2012 Double Gold
- SA Terroir Wine Awards Top Viognier – Durbanville Ward