Production: 21 Cases
Availability: Winery direct and select
Variety or Blend: 100% Viognier
Vineyard Designation: Bock Vineyard
Region: St. David’s Bench
Vine Age: 7 to 9 years
Soil: Heavy clay and loam
Wine Style: Dry
Barrel aging: 5 months in New Acacia Barrique
Alcohol Content: 11%
TA: 5.6 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 puncheon for a 21 days 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 hand bottling.
Appearance: Hazy orange with an amber hue.
Aroma: Notes of bees’ wax and creamed honey are on the forefront of the aromas. Notes of orange marmalade, dried tea leaves and quince are underlying.
Palate: A fresh and full palate of that mirrors the aromas. Flavours of orange rind, unsweetened tea and gooseberries dance on the palate. A medium-full bodied white wine with textured and smooth tannins that linger on the finish. A complex and food friendly wine, this orange wine is a patio pleaser and pairs well with may fish and chicken dishes.
This natural wine is vegan friendly.