Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Viognier 2016

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Apricots, orange peel, citrus and biscuit followed by rich mouth feel with lingering marmalade aftertaste.

A concentrated wine to be enjoyed with smoked pork neck, risotto or Thai dishes.


variety : Viognier | 100% Viognier
winemaker : Francois Roode/Brett Rightford
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Off Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Platter 4 Star

in the vineyard : 

North Cartreff soils, i.e. Sand topsoils and Shale subsoils.

about the harvest: 

Harvested very ripe 
Yield: 8 t/ha

in the cellar : 

Settled for 24 hours at 10° - 12° C after which it was racked and inoculated. Slow alcoholic fermentation at 14° - 16°C in tank of which 30% was fermented in new and 2nd fill 300L French oak. Making use of different yeast strains including a batch made using natural fermentation adds to the overall complexity of the wine. Wine was kept on the lees and stirred twice a week for the first two months to add to the mouth feel of the wine and aid in the wood integration. At eight months the barrelled portion was blended back with 70% tank fermented batch.

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