Viognier 2012

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July 10, 2013
Fort Simon Wine Estate recognised twice in a row at the 5th Annual Terroir Awards.
July 10, 2013

Viognier 2012

The vineyards

The Viognier vineyards were planted in 2002 and face East, is trellised and planted in Clovelly soil.

The winemaking

The grapes were harvested on 29 Feb 2012 by hand from a selected block in the early hours of the morning. Skin contact was done for several hours where both free run and pressed juice was used. Selected yeast strains were used and the wine fermented in French oak at 17⁰C. The wine was kept on the lees and aged in French oak for 6 months. The wine was stabilized for bottling after 6 months of aging

Winemaker’s Comments

A classic aromatic white wine, packed with typical aromas of apricot, peach, pineapple and pear. A perfectly balanced wine with soft wood aromas that compliment the flavours of this varietal. The wine will compliment white meat dishes, pastas and cheese platters.

Alcohol 13.74 Vol%
R.S. 1.9 g/l
T.A. 6.1 g/l
V.A 0.41 g/l
PH 3.32
Total Extract 22.3 g/l


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