Idiom Viognier 2011

A fragrant, fresh, delicately oaked expression of Viognier. Pale straw appearance with a nose reminiscent of honeyed peach and quince. More intense notes of passion fruit, nougat and Zabaglione intrigue the palate, with lingering spicey notes in the background.

A wine to savour with orwithout food.

variety : Viognier | 100% Viognier
winery : Idiom Wines
winemaker : Reino Thiart
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.17  ta : 6.9 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

about the harvest: Balling at picking 25.6° 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 12 months the wine is given a light filtration and bottled.

Bottling Date: 20th January 2012

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