Sutherland Viognier Roussanne 2022
An abundance of fresh fruit and floral aromas ranges from fragrant white peach and dried pear to vibrant citrus blossom and spicy jasmine. A multi-facetted palate zinging with flavour and good acidity: ripe peach and apricot mingle joyously with the creamy character and the nuttiness of almond. This wine artfully blended to offer vivacity as well as elegance and finesse.
French onion soup, peach-glazed pork chops & roasted barramundi fillets.
|Varietal||70% Viognier / 30% 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||14 t/ha / 7.7 t/ha|
|Vintage||One of the earliest and quickest harvests we have had at our Sutherland Vineyards. Slow ripening and then sudden surge in ripening with the ensuing rush to get vineyards picked at what we believe to be optimum ripeness.|
|Picking date||1st - 9th of March/23 Feb - 02 March|
|Grape sugar||21.6 - 23°B (Viognier) & 22.2 - 23.3°B (Roussanne)|
|Acidity||4.9-7.03 g/l (Viognier) & 6.0 g/l (Roussanne)|
|pH at harvest||3.3 (Viognier) / 3.32 (Roussanne)|
|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||2.4 g/l|
|Total acid||6.2 g/l|
|Blend||70% Viognier 30% Roussanne|
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