Backsberg Hillside Viognier 2009

Backsberg Hillside Viognier 2009

Exceptional flavours of apricots, peach and lemon, with complex nuances of cinnamon and hazelnut derived from barrel fermentation. Ageing on the yeast lees has added a creamy texture with a powerful finish.

Superb as an aperitif, with creamy cheeses or light flavoured fusion dishes.

variety : Viognier [ 100% Viognier ]
winemaker : Guillaume Nell
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 14.84 % vol  rs : 4.5 g/l  pH : 3.74  ta : 4.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 3 - 5 years

in the vineyard : CLIMATE: Mediterranean
SOIL TYPE: Clay loam, med-high yield, 275-290m North – North East elevation
VITICULTURE: 8-12 year old vineyards, yield ± 15t/ha

in the cellar : Whole bunch, light pressed, settled over night and fermented in small oak barrels for 3 months. Bottled in the same year of fermentation.

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