Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Viognier 2009

Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Viognier 2009

Apricots, orange peel, citrus and biscuit followed by rich round mouth feel with lingering marmalade aftertaste. A concentrated wine.

To be enjoyed with smoked pork neck, risotto or game fish.

variety : Viognier [ 100% Viognier ]
winemaker : Francois Roode/Brett Rightford
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 14.70 % vol  rs : 9.20 g/l  pH : 3.40  ta : 5.70 g/l  
type : Red  style : Off Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Situation of the vineyards: North Cartreff soils, i.e. Sand topsoils and Shale subsoils

about the harvest: Harvested very ripe at the end of February.

in the cellar : Settled for 24 hours at 10° -12° C after which it was racked and inoculated. Slow alcoholic fermentation at 14° - 16° C in tank of which 40% was fermented in new 300 litre French oak. Making use of different yeast strains including a batch made using natural fermentation, adds to the overall complexity of the wine. Wine was kept on the lees and stirred twice a week for the first 2 months to add to the mouth feel of the wine and aid in the wood integration. At 6 months the barrelled portion was blended back with 75% tank fermented batch.

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