Limited Edition Viognier 2011

Colour: Deep gold.
Bouquet: Very expressive of its varietal, this wine opens with a fragrance of orange zest, orange blossoms, some violets and ripe apricots.
Palate: Zesty, floral characters are echoed on the fresh, vivacious palate, where acidity and wood spice are beautifully harmonised, ending on clean but lingering note.

This wine is particularly versatile with subtly spiced, Asian dishes.

variety : Viognier | Viognier
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Razvan Macici
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 13.25 % vol  rs : 5.38 g/l  pH : 3.25  ta : 5.37 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : A limited-edition, hand-made and optimally-cellared wine, it can continue to age gracefully for several more years.

A carefully curated, exclusive and unique collection of optimally-cellared wines, made by hand from grapes sourced from top-performing Cape vineyards, only during exceptional vintages.

These age-worthy limited-edition wines feature labels hand-written by Nederburg’s cellarmaster. They reflect the winery’s long-standing tradition of detailed craftsmanship, honed in equal measures by the passion and precision of every member of the team, in every step they take, from soil to glass. Each hand-crafted wine tells the story of its particular vintage and provenance.

in the vineyard : Grapes were hand-picked from a dryland Darling vineyard that has long been delivering to Nederburg, with individual vines selected for their specific flavour profile. The vines, planted in Tukulu soils in 2000, face in a south-westerly direction and are located around 150 meters above sea level. Further selection of specific bunches and berries took place in the cellar.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at 24º Balling during late February.

in the cellar : After bunch and berry selection in the cellar, the fruit was pressed and the juice fermented in a combination of French and Romanian second-fill oak barrels. The wine was kept in maturation for a period of six months.

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