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2020 Viognier

2020 Viognier
Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Viognier
Appellation
Niagara Lakeshore
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SKU: VIO20750

2020 Viognier

A.B.V. 14.8%
R.S. 3.9 g/L
T.A. 5.05 g/L

Harvested: Oct. 15th 2020

Ambient Fermentation: Terra Cotta Tanks and then in an older French Oak Garbellotto

VQA Niagara Lakeshore – Smith Vineyard

Serve: 10-13˚C

Estimated Peak: 2026-2030

Winemaker’s Notes: 2020 was a very ripe year. The yields were low and the sugar was high, but the acid still held on. We put the whole bunches in steel and filled with CO2. After 7 days of carbonic fermentation, the grapes were destemmed, and the free-run must was put into clay to finish fermentation and malolactic conversion, then finished in old 1000L oak to mature for 5 months.

Somm Notes: This is our first Viognier, and it is true to varietal character. Florality, ripe fruit, and umph are all expected, and this wine does not disappoint. Imagine if Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer had a baby, minus the oak (not usually) and minus the sugar that many Gewurz’s have left behind. The nose is of ripe pineapple, mango and orange blossom, with something that reminds me of spiced sweet cream (think eggnog). The palate is dry but there is plenty of weight and the balanced, yet elevated alcohol suggests sweetness. I would be ok having lobster or crab legs dipped in butter with this……very ok. JL Nov.10

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Viognier
Appellation
Niagara Lakeshore

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