Backsberg Hillside Viognier 2014

Backsberg Hillside Viognier 2014

Exceptionally rich flavours of apricots, peach and lemon with undertones of cinnamon and hazelnut are derived from barrel fermentation. Ageing on the yeast lees has ensured a smooth, creamy texture. An elegant and powerful, aromatic white wine.

Creamy cheeses, curries and strongly flavoured fusion food.

variety : Viognier [ 90% Viognier, 10% Rousanne ]
winemaker : Alicia Rechner
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 14.65 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.33  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 8 - 10 years

in the vineyard : CLIMATE: Mediterranean
SOIL TYPE: Simonsberg slopes of weathered granite and clay loam soils.
ORIGIN: Paarl

in the cellar : The fruit is picked very ripe and the clarified juice is fermented in 225ℓ French oak barrels. 100% new oak is used and the wine is left in contact with its lees until bottling, about 6 months later.

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