Sutherland Viognier / Roussanne 2013

Pretty aromas of sun ripened apricots, peaches and a hint of spring blossoms are so typical of our Viognier and Roussanne blend. Ripe summer fruit flavours and good acidity are complimented by this wine's excellent texture and complexity; a prefect accompaniment to mildly spicy dishes.

Maturation

Will keep improving for three years from vintage.

Food Pairing

Lends itself to spicy foods such as Thai cuisine.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal Viognier / Roussanne
Root stock 101-14
Soil type Tukulu / Glenrosa
Age of vines Planted 2005, 2006
Plant density 2500 vines/ha
Trellising 7 wire Perold with moveable foliage wires
Pruning Spur
Yield Viognier 15 t/ha / Roussanne 12 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage Cool start to season delaying harvest by a week or so leading to an exceptional vintage with white wines of great purity, elegance and concentration.
Picking date 6 March 2013 (Viognier) & 28 March 2013 (Roussanne)
Grape sugar 22.5 °B (Viognier) & 22.3 °B (Roussanne)
Acidity 5.6 g/l (Viognier) & 6.5 g/l (Roussanne)
pH at harvest 3.3 (Viognier) / 3.3 (Roussanne)
Yeasts VL2 / D522
Fermentation temp 15 °C
Method Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged for 10 months on gross lees with the lees being stirred every fortnight. Fermented and matured in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels.
Residual sugar 2.1 g/l
pH 3.31
Total acid 6.0 g/l
Alcohol 13.75%
Blend 60% Viognier 40% Roussanne
Maturation 2015 - 2019

Pretty aromas of sun ripened apricots,peaches and a hint of spring blossoms are so typical of our Viognier and Roussanne blend. Ripe summer fruit flavours and good acidity are complimented by this wine’s excellent texture and complexity; a prefect accompaniment to mildly spicy dishes.

All vintages:

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009