Bellingham The Maverick Viognier 2006

A robust, ample-bodied wine, brimming with intense exotic fruit flavours, remarkable aromatics and a generous mouthfeel. Rich straw with a green hue. Upfront, bold and perfumed nose with an alluring complexity of candied fruit, litchi, peaches & cream and spice aromas. All the aromas are carried through to the rich, full palate which has a hint of sweetness balanced by a racy acidity on the finish. The flavours linger invitingly on the aftertaste.

Enjoy with duck, Thai food dishes, risotto’s or honey baked peaches served with crème fraiche as desert.

variety : Viognier [ 100% Viognier ]
winery : Bellingham Wines
winemaker : Niel Groenewald, Mario Damon
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.85 % vol  rs : 8.6 g/l  pH : 2.78  ta : 5.72 g/l  va : 0.48 g/l  so2 : 122 mg/l  fso2 : 35 mg/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

Monde Selection Awards, Brussels 2008 - Gold Medal
in the vineyard : 

The grapes were hand-picked from a single five-year-old vineyard on gentle hillside slopes and foothills from trellised vines on decomposed granite and overlying clay soils perfect for Viognier performance. Yields 5 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: 

Picked at optimum ripeness (25.5º B).

in the cellar : 

Natural fermentation in second fill French oak barriques with 4% lees contact for a further seven months before bottling.

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