Saronsberg Viognier 2011

Saronsberg Viognier 2011

The wine has a light straw colour and flavours of butterscotch, nutty caramel, pear and lime. It has a rich, silky palate and a balanced oak finish.

Compliment foods with spicy aromas and flavours. Curry, Cajun foods and Poultry dishes infused with Nutmeg or Cinnamon. Can be enjoyed chilled, served with fresh sushi to pair with the zing of Ginger and Wasabi. This is a remarkable versatile food wine.

variety : Viognier [ 100% Viognier ]
winemaker : Dewaldt Heyns
wine of origin : Tulbagh
analysis : alc : 13.59 % vol  rs : 7.2 g/l  pH : 3.18  ta : 7.10 g/l  va : 0.56 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  


Vintage 2011
2013 Taj Classic Wine Trophy
2012 Veritas Wine Awards - Silver Medal

Vintage 2010
Michelangelo 2011 - Gold Medal
Classic Wine Trophy 2012 - Trophy
Top 100 SA Wine 2012
International Wine Challenge 2012 - Gold Medal
The Classic Wine trophy Awards 2011 - Gold

Vintage 2009

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2011 - Gold
Concours Mondial De Bruxelles 2011  - Gold

in the vineyard : Cultivar: Viognier
Clones: VI 1, VI 642
Age: 7 years
Soil: Medium deep, partially decomposed Malmesbury shale

about the harvest: The grapes were hand-picked in the early morning; force cooled to 4°C and pressed whole bunch.

Harvest: 2nd week of February 2011
Yield: 6.2 ton/ha
Balling: 23° B
pH: 3.36
Total acid: 7.5g/l

in the cellar : Only the first light pressings were used. The juice was settled at 5° C for 48 hours. Racked and inoculated with Vin 13 in 1st, 2nd and 3rd fill 300L & 500L Allier French oak barrels, using three different coopers. A 30% portion underwent wild fermentation in barrel. The wine fermented at 13 to 16° C for 22 days. A selection of barrels were blended. After blending it was returned to barrels. After a total barrel maturation period of 14 months the wine was racked, protein stabilized and bottled with a fine sheet filtration.

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