This Vintage provided excellent growing conditions with good rain late in the season, fewer hot days led to delayed ripening of the fruit, and thus, created a more intense flavour for our Merindoc Viognier.
Long slow ripening allowed for full development of fruit flavours, producing complex wine with elegant almond blossom, stone fruit and citrus aromatics. The palate is generous and textured, following through with more fruit and spice.
Lovely example of this blend; a mid weight, dry white wine blended from the two Rhone white grapes, Viognier and Marsanne. Aromas of passionfruit and honeysuckle, with a hint of almond; a long, melony finish in the mouth, fresh on the palate and citrusy.
Sparking White Wine Blanc de Noir is the French term meaning “white wine from red grapes” and is made entirely from Pinot Noir grapes.
This champagne style wine has floral and citrus flavours, with a long, soft, lingering, creamy texture.
Blanc de Noir is produced by removing the skins from the juice after the grapes have been pressed to prevent the colour of the grape skin colouring the wine.
The yeast lees remains in the bottle for over 18 months to bring a second fermentation as well as flavours and bubbles. The final step, triage is when the yeast is removed from the bottle and flavour adjustments are made.
Very mineral and fresh aromatics of ripe melon and lemon with a touch of oak. The palate is fresh and lively with rich fruit, balanced acidity and subtle oak. Enjoy with rainbow trout 'escabeche' with fried shallots.
Delightful varietal fruit characters of melon and citrus are enhanced by subtle oak treatment to make this a beautifully balanced wine. Fresh and lively on the palate with a long, dry finish, this wine should develop beautifully in the bottle: cellar to four years.
The wine is pale gold in colour. The nose displays a combination of tropical and
stone fruit combined with yeast derived aromas of fresh dough. The palate shows
intense stone fruit with a creamy texture, and balanced acidity providing freshness
The nose shows distinctive Viognier lift in the form of orange blossom, honeysuckle and ginger with some gun flint complexity from solids and barrel fermentation. The palate has intense varietal flavour with a creamy texture and well balanced acidity.