February 22, 2017
This popular wine has aromas of white peach, tangerine and a hint of coconut. It is rich with a fuller body and flavours of apricot, pineapple, orange blossom, passionfruit, with ginger on the finish.
Clone 642, planted in 2005. Cane pruned, shoot and fruit thinned to produce 4.4 short tons per acre.
Harvested on September 22th and October 12th respectively, a combination of Viognier fruit from our Allendale Vineyard and from the Similkameen Valley was almost entiredly whole cluster pressed and cool fermented in stainless steel. Of the 3 stainless steel fermentations, one was performed using the Aromaloc system. The remaining 8% of the fruit was crushed and partially skin fermented with daily pumpovers, before pressing off and completing fermentation. The finished wine was racked off and carefully blended before crossflow filtration and bottling in late February.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine is the ideal accompaniment to summer, whether it’s paired with grilled fish, chicken skewers, sushi, or simply sitting on the patio.