2020 Exclusive Series Viognier
Vibrant deep green.Nose
Fragrant apricot and musky floral aromas are hallmarks of Viognier and are certainly evident in this wine.Mouth
Exotic dried pear and apricot fruit flavours abound along with a rich creamy textured mid palate and a long persistent spicy aftertaste, justifying the hype around this vintage 2019.Winemaking Notes
Viognier (pronounced vee-on-yay) is one of the worlds least planted white wine varieties that’s most notable use is in the white wines of the Rhone Valley in France, but is often heavily blended, hiding its unique characters. Blue Pyrenees planted small experimental plots of this variety in the 1990’s and excited by the results, has undertaken further investment in Viognier, allowing Blue Pyrenees to make small releases of this intriguing white wine.
The 2018 / 2019 grape growing season started dry but delivered very valuable spring and early summer rains followed by a warm and dry autumn, allowing winemakers to harvest at any point of ripeness they chose. Early morning hand picked grapes were rapidly processed, with the free run juice and light pressings being racked to old white French oak barrels the next day for a slow natural fermentation with high solids content, and then 3 months barrel aging with fortnightly battonage.
BOTTLE SIZE750 ML
DRINKING WINDOW2020 - 2030