Warramunda Estate Viognier 2018
Orange blossom, with a complex yet subtle marmalade spice and mineral edge. Structured with vibrant and racy acidity, the palate shows a lovely and delicate ginger spice with fleshy stone fruit and a striking mineral edge.
Whole bunches of viognier fruit were hand-picked at 11.2 Baume and gently pressed to minimize phenolic pick-up. Juice was cold settle for two days in tank, before racking to old barrique barrels for natural fermentation. The wine was fermented completely dry via indigenous yeast and matured on lees for 9 months. Bottled on the 14th December with a loose polish of filtration. No new oak was used in this blend, with oak ranging from 2-5 years old.
We were kept on our toes in the vineyard with a wet winter and cool, wet spring featuring late bud burst. This was then followed by a hot and dry summer, where ripening was even but rapid. Close attention to maturity was required to ensure we captured the bright fruit flavours and wonderful natural acidity on offer.
Geographical Indication / Coldstream, Yarra Valley
Harvest Date / 2nd March 2018
Oak / 6 months in Seguin Moreau & Francois Frères
pH / 3.13
Titratable Acidity / 7.4 g/L
Alcohol / 11.8%