Sutherland Viognier / Roussanne 2015

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South African Customers:
R150.00 per bottle (incl. VAT)

International Customers:
$9.26 per bottle

  • EUR 7.92
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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 A wet start to the season delaying harvest and putting extra pressure on the cellar. The resultant wines show great purity and finesse.
Picking date 28 February to 4 March 2014
Grape sugar 22.2 °B (Viognier) & 21.9 °B (Roussanne)
Acidity 5.05 g/l (Viognier) & 6.26 g/l (Roussanne)
pH at harvest 3.48 (Viognier) / 3.3 (Roussanne)
Yeasts D522
Fermentation temp 15 °C
Method Alcoholic and 100% 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 2.5 g/l
pH 3.24
Total acid 6.0 g/l
Alcohol 12.89%
Blend 70% Viognier 30% Roussanne
Maturation 2017 - 2021

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