Sutherland Viognier Roussanne 2017
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.
Will keep improving for five years from vintage.
Lends itself to spicy foods such as Thai cuisine.
|Varietal||70% Viognier / 30% Roussanne|
|Soil type||Decomposed Granite & Bokkeveld Shale|
|Age of vines||Planted 2005, 2006|
|Plant density||2500 vines/ha|
|Trellising||7 wire Perold with moveable foliage wires|
|Yield||Viognier 11 t/ha / Roussanne 8.2 t/ha|
|Vintage||A moderate summer with very little rain resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes|
|Picking date||23 February (Viognier) & 20 February (Roussanne)|
|Grape sugar||23.5 °B (Viognier) & 22.6 °B (Roussanne)|
|Acidity||5.8 g/l (Viognier) & 6.18 g/l (Roussanne)|
|pH at harvest||3.3 (Viognier) / 3.25 (Roussanne)|
|Yeasts||Lalvin M / Melody|
|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||3.7 g/l|
|Total acid||6.10 g/l|
|Blend||70% Viognier 30% Roussanne|
|Maturation||2020 - 2022|
The Current Range
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