Foothills Monogram Straw Wine 2014

A sweet wine from Viognier, the process has toned down its usual perfume-laden exuberance to give apricot and glace pineapple intensity, some beeswax, accompanied by a few honeysuckle floral notes. The body is sleek, luscious, with lovely texture and length, while the flavours are pure peach in syrup.

variety : Viognier | 100% Viognier
winemaker : Bernard le Roux
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
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type : Dessert  style : Sweet  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

Prepared by; Christine Rudman Cape Wine Master Wine Consultant Afficionado

in the vineyard : Located in the foothills of the towering Helderberg mountains, a mere 6km from False Bay and within sight of the Atlantic Ocean, these relatively high altitude vineyards enjoy the full benefit of cooling sea breezes and rolling ocean mists. The southern sloping, well-drained sand, gravel and granitic clay soils contribute to an ideal terroir promoting a natural balance between the vigour of the young vines and their yields.

in the cellar : Maiden release, made in the traditional and age-old method of air drying grapes on straw mats, to shrivel them and concentrate their flavour.  It spent 24 months in barrel and just one barrel was produced, only 600 small bottles. Something rare and special.

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