Production: 24.5 Cases
Availability: Winery direct and select
Variety or Blend: 100% Viognier
Vineyard Designation: Bock Vineyard
Region: St. David’s Bench
Vine Age: 6 to 8 years
Soil: Heavy clay and loam
Wine Style: Dry
Barrel aging: 5 months on 1 year old
Alcohol Content: 10%
TA: 6.7 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2020
Serving Temperature: 10-16°C
Winemaking: These grapes were harvested
by hand with specific timing that incorporated
ripe fruit flavours and fresh acidity. We hand
harvested, 70% remained whole cluster and
30% was crushed and destemmed with the
stems added back for primary fermentation.
Alcoholic fermentation was carried out on a
neutral pungeon for a 30 days period on the
skins before we pressed the grapes in our
gentle bladder press. A long, slow press cycle
was used to allow maximum juice yield without
compromising flavour extraction. The juice was
cold settled in a stainless tank before racking
into barrels for malolactic fermentation. The
barrels were carefully monitored and tasted
for 5 months. No sulphur additions took place.
After aging was complete, it was blended back
into tank. This special blend had no fining
and no filtering to preserve the wine without
stripping the flavours and textures, before
Appearance: Hazy orange with a pale
Aroma: Wild-flower cream honey. Apple
juice. Apple blossom and crab apple cobbler.
Underlying notes of apricot jam.
Palate: Fresh and focused palate of under-ripe
kiwi fruit, pear, key lime, Meyer lemon zest
and hints of clementine. A Light medium body
wine with textured tannins with a balanced dry
slightly bitter finish. Fruit driven and focused
this orange wine is a patio pleaser and pairs
well with appetizers.
This natural wine is vegan friendly.