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Viognier 2023

R 165.00

Our Viognier is a great food wine that will pair well with rich pasta, chicken and pork dishes. 

Viognier is quite unique with berries that shrivel towards full ripeness. Sampling and tasting the fruit during ripening is of utmost importance to end up with a balance between fruit, alcohol and structure.

The result is a wine with rich, intense aromas and tastes of white flowers, ripe fleshy peaches, apricots and desiccated pineapple followed through on the palate with an undertow of soft, buttery oak barrel flavours.

Crisp, fresh and ready to drink now, but would become slightly richer and creamier with up to 3 years of bottle maturation.

This expressive viognier seduces you with the beautiful perfume of honeysuckle and orange blossom, and a textured palate of apricot, kiwi and pineapple. 

Technical Tasting Sheets:

Viognier 2023 - PDF

Viognier 2022 - PDF

Viognier 2021 - PDF

Viognier 2020 - PDF

Viognier 2019 - PDF

Viognier 2017 - PDF

Viognier 2016 - PDF

Viognier 2015 - PDF

Viognier 2014 - PDF

Viognier 2013 - PDF

Viognier 2012 - PDF

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.

2020

  • Platter's Guide 2021 4 Stars
  • Viognier Challenge 2021 Gold

2019

  • Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2020 Gold

2017

  • Platter's 4 Stars
  • Vitis Vinifera Awards 2017 Gold

2014

  • The Sommeliers Selection 2015 – House Wine, White

2012

  • Platter's 4 ½ Stars
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2012 Double Gold
  • SA Terroir Wine Awards Top Viognier – Durbanville Ward