Idiom Viognier 2012

A clean and complex example of elegantly oaked Viognier. Pale straw appearance with exuberant honeysuckle and ripe apricot notes on the nose. A fine midpalate is followed by a lingering and captivating mélange of citrus peel, candied fruit and Panettone. Serve well chilled and enjoy the evolution of flavours in the glass.

A wine to savour with or without food.

variety : Viognier | 100% Viognier
winery : Idiom Wines
winemaker : Reino Thiart
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.38  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy now!

in the vineyard : Vineyard: Da Capo, Sir Lowry's Pass, Helderberg
Soils: Granite/Tukulu (decomposed granite)/Table Mountain Sandstone
Aspect: South West
Area: 2.21 ha
Trellising: Vertical Shoot Positioning
Irrigation: Drip
Predominant wind: SE Summer / NW Winter
Date of planting: 2001
Clones: VR 1A on R110
Balling at picking: 25°B

in the cellar : In keeping with previous vintages the juice was fermented at between 13-15°C in tank for the first day. After the first day the juice is then transferred to barrel to complete the fermentation in barrel. After maturation in mainly 2nd and 3rd fill French 225L oak barrels for 9 months the wine is given a light filtration and bottled.


Date of bottling: 26 November 2012

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