Production: 570 cases
Availability: Winery direct and select
Variety or Blend: 100% Viognier
Vineyard Designation: Bock Vineyard
Region: St. David’s Bench
Vine Age: 2010 planting
Soil: Heavy clay and loam
Wine Style: Dry
Barrel aging: 5 months in Acacia Barrique
Alcohol Content: 10.5%
TA: 5.25 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2024
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, and destemmed prior to primary fermentation. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out 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. After aging was complete, it was blended back into tank. This special blend had no fining to preserve the wine without stripping the flavours and textures, before bottling.
Appearance: Hazy amber with a golden hue.
Aroma: Notes of white flowers and creamed honey are on the forefront of the aromas. Followed by orange marmalade, dried tea leaves and quince. Hints of banana flambé and caramel are underlying.
Palate: A rich and full palate of flavours that mirrors the aromas. Flavours of orange rind, unsweetened tea, apricot and hazelnut dance on the palate. A balanced, medium-bodied, skin contact white wine with textured and layered tannins that linger on the finish. A complex and food friendly wine, this orange wine is a patio pleaser and pairs best with chicken club sandwiches, mozzarella sticks and Caesar salad.
This natural wine is vegan friendly.