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Viognier is an intriguing Rhône varietal that is reluctant to show its best unless fully ripened. As such, the fruit was left to hang a lengthy amount of time to obtain an enticingly textural wine that showcases the richness of a higher ripeness level, resulting alcohol and just a light touch of fruit sweetness.
The hand harvested fruit was gently whole bunch pressed with an early pressing to avoid any of the harsh bitterness the skins of this varietal produces. The end result is a charming Viognier that exhibits a medley of abundant ripe tropical and stone fruits, marmalade, Buckwheat honey, wild sage and limestone.
We recommend enjoying our Viognier upon release, however you may carefully cellar the wine for 2-3 years from release. The fruit forward characteristics will give way to the secondary notes of mineral and straw and the wine will develop a more viscous mouthfeel.