Bellingham The Maverick Viognier 2005

Colour: Pale gold with a slight green glimmer.
Nose: Pronounced fragrant floral aromas layered with ripe peaches, creamy vanilla, candied fruit and spice.
Palate: Deliciously full entry with intense flavours carried through from the nose. Discreet sweetness is offset by perky acidity and a very pleasing long aftertaste.
Overall: A generous softly sweet wine seamlessly wooded wine wirh remarkable aromatics and a delectable full mouthfeel.

The perfect accompaniment to Bobotie, Sushi, Thai and Oriental dishes, spicy chicken and piquant Indian curries.

variety : Viognier [ 100% Viognier ]
winery : Bellingham Wines
winemaker : Niel Groenewald, Mario Damon
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.95 % vol  rs : 10.0 g/l  pH : 3.33  ta : 6.50 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The grapes were handpicked from a single vineyard on gentle hillside slopes from trellised vines on decomposed granite and overlying clay soils perfect for Viognier performance. Yields less than 5 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Picked at optimum ripeness (25ºB).

in the cellar : Natural fermentation in second fill French oak barriques with 5% lees contact for a further seven months before bottling.

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