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2019 Viognier

WINEMAKING NOTES

The fruit for this wine was grown on the lower terraces of Askerne Vineyard.

The fruit was handpicked then whole bunch pressed. After settling it was racked to barrel. 100% of the juice was barrel fermented. 20 % new French oak with the balance one to three years old. A mixture of wild and inoculated ferments. A considerable proportion of the barrels went through malolactic fermentation. It was in barrel for 9 months.

ANALAYSIS

pH 3.91
TA 5.60 g/l
Residual Sugar less than a gram g/l
Alcohol 14%

TASTING NOTES

Ripe, fragrant apricot and tropical fruit aromas, spice and toasty oak characters feature on the nose. This is a luscious Viognier with lovely ripe fruit characters with a full-bodied dry palate. This wine continues the characters of the successful run of Askerne Viogniers since 2010.

AWARDS

Trophy NZIWS 2020
Double Gold NZIWS 2020
5 Stars Wine Orbit
Silver NZ Aromatic Competition 2020
92 Points Cameron Douglas
4 Stars Michael Coopers