A very interesting take on viognier. Ageing very gracefully with lots of youthful elements; juicy citrus builds into lime marmalade, branching into a crunchy mid palate with paw paw & fresh lime juice & a drizzle of honeyed richness.
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20th April 2017
There’s a myriad of spice – ground ginger, green chilli & lemongrass with a burst of orange blossom water.
Geraldine McFaul at Willow Creek vineyard
Juicy citrus builds into lime marmalade, branching into a crunchy mid palate with paw paw & fresh lime juice with a drizzle of honeyed richness.
The cool and late 2017 vintage resulted in lower sugars and brighter, crisper fruit characters.
Fruit was whole bunch pressed, settled for a couple of days, then 2/3 was racked to some old French barriques (225L barrels) & the balance to tank. Due to the later season we decided against any skin contact during ferment for the 2017 vintage. Instead we played with varying levels of gross lees in the barrel ferments (from super clear to extra heavy/funky) as a way of building layers of complexity in the final blend. We also inoculated some of the barrels and let others run wild and we let a couple of them go through malolactic fermentation to help round out some of the acidity. After about 6 months maturation in barrel the components were racked together and finished for bottling with light fining and sterile filtration before bottling on site. – Brothers McLean.