2021 VIOGNIER ROUSSANNE
2021 Viognier Roussanne
(85% Viognier / 15% Roussanne)
A fantastic ripening vintage with lengthy sunshine hours in the cool day and night-time temperatures retaining the delicate fruit characters.
The Viognier was pressed very lightly to extract its free run and light pressings. This was fermented cool in stainless steel to retain its white fleshed fruit characters. Its aim was to have it as the core giving racy acidity, white fruits and minimal glycerol while still providing enough to say Viognier.
The Roussanne was also basket pressed, but slightly harder to extract the rich rockmelon characters for another fruit level. This had an indigenous yeast to carry out fermentation in a 600L new French oak cask. Its intention is to add complexity with roundness of oak and lee’s mouth feel, while the richer fruit characters of rockmelon add depth to an austere Viognier.
Aromas of white flowers, pears, white nectarine, peach, subtle oak with ginger characters and other spices. The palate has a streamlined acid that’s surrounded in white fruit and oak spice with its structure adding richness.
Alcohol 12.5% - pH 3.39 - Total Acidity 6.6 g/L - G&F 0.4 g/L
BRONZE Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2021
BRONZE ANZ Boutique Wine Show 2021