Spice Route Viognier 2015

Aromas of stone fruit and acacia blossom. The palate is a complex weave of bold fruit and bright savoury flavours, well-balanced apricot and delicate spice. Our viognier always benefits from a few years of bottle maturation.


variety : Viognier | 100% Viognier
winemaker : Charl du Plessis
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.41  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : The Viognier is grown on deep Malmesbury shale soils on Klein Amoskuil farm. This un-irrigated bushvine was planted in 2001, yielding the lowest crop on the farm, at an average of just 2.7 ton per hectare.

about the harvest: The grapes were hand-picked at 23.7 degree Balling at the end January and early February 2015

in the cellar : Bunches were pressed whole, extracting only the delicate must. The wine went straight to old French barrels for fermentation and 10 months maturation on the lees before bottling.

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