AYAMA Viognier 2015

White floral such as honey-suckle or jasmine, as well as orange blossom. Along with a honey or honey-suckle notes, you’ll also find stone fruit flavors, peach, apricot, nectarine, as well as a nice spice component that can be described as baking spices. Full bodied, “lanolin” feel in your mouth.

The highly aromatic and fruit forward nature of the grape allows viognier to pair well with spicy foods such as or vietnamese cuisine.The subtle floral notes of our viognier and vinified without the use of oak barrels tend towards the ones found in saké, thus making it a perfect match with sushi and sashimi. Viognier pairs equally well with many outspoken (french) cheeses.

variety : Viognier | 100% Viognier
winery : Ayama Wines
winemaker : Michela Dalpiaz
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 13.26 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.43  ta : 6.3 g/l  va : 0.42 g/l  so2 : 149 mg/l  fso2 : 41 mg/l  
type : White  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drinking exceptionally well now and will gain in intricacy over the next two years.

in the vineyard : Mediterranean climate with moderate summers and cold, rainy winters. Rainfall of approximately 600 – 800 mm annually.
Perdeberg Mountain sandstone, granite and shale.

about the harvest: March by hand.

in the cellar : After the grapes were crushed, the must was fermented with selected yeast at 13° C. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was racked, fined, filtered, in august we will proceed with stabilization and bottling.