Backsberg Hillside Viognier 2013

Exceptionally rich flavours of apricots, peach and lemon with undertones of cinnamon and hazelnut are derived from barrel fermentation. Ageing on the yeast lees has ensured a smooth, creamy texture. An elegant and powerful, aromatic white wine.

Creamy cheeses, curries and strongly flavoured fusion food.

variety : Viognier | 90% Viognier, 10% Rousanne
winemaker : Alicia Rechner
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 13.68 % vol  rs : 3.8 g/l  pH : 3.21  ta : 6.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 8 - 10 years

in the vineyard : Climate: Mediterranean 
Soil Type: Simonsberg slopes of weathered granite and clay loam soils.  
Origin: Paarl

in the cellar : The fruit is picked very ripe and the clarified juice is fermented in 225ℓ French oak barrels. 100% new oak is used and the wine is left in contact with its lees until bottling, about 6 months later.

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