Sutherland Viognier Roussanne 2018
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.
Lends itself to spicy foods such as Thai cuisine.
|Varietal||80% Viognier / 20% Roussanne|
|Soil type||Bokkeveld Shale & Glenrosa|
|Age of vines||Planted 2005, 2006|
|Plant density||2500 vines/ha|
|Trellising||7 wire Perold with moveable foliage wires|
|Yield||Viognier 10.3 t/ha / Roussanne 10.1 t/ha|
|Vintage||A moderate summer with very little rain resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes|
|Picking date||27 February (Viognier) & 6 March (Roussanne)|
|Grape sugar||22.7 °B (Viognier) & 22.7 °B (Roussanne)|
|Acidity||5.97 g/l (Viognier) & 5.03 g/l (Roussanne)|
|pH at harvest||3.4 (Viognier) / 3.32 (Roussanne)|
|Yeasts||QA23 / Melody|
|Fermentation temp||15 °C|
|Method||Alcoholic 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||2.3 g/l|
|Total acid||6.5 g/l|
|Blend||80% Viognier 20% Roussanne|
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