The 2016 Cristom Vineyards Estate Viognier exhibits the pure, and nearly textbook, characteristics of this varietal, with aromas of orange blossoms, honeysuckle, clover, and anise as well as the ripe fruit aromas of peach, apricot, and lychee. Slightly viscous on the palate, with bright and mouth watering acidity that support the fruit structure of the wine, it is well integrated and perfectly balanced.
Only available in cases of six - just £9.50 per bottle
Pale yellow straw color. Fresh aromas of ripe citrus and peach, lead to a soft textured, medium bodied palate. The ripe citrus fruit character is balanced by fresh acidity and moderate alcohol with a lingering finish. 100% Chardonnay..
Grapes are destemmed and lightly pressed avoiding extraction of bitter phenolic characteristics. The juice is left to settle and then sent to stainless steel vats where alcoholic fermentation is carried out by ambient yeast at temperatures that range from 16°C to 20°C. Malolactic fermentation is blocked and the wine ages with its fine lees for 6 months.
Medium ruby red in colour, this wine presents complex aromas of red fruit and cherries with notes of violets and forest floor. In the mouth, it is medium-bodied with excellent acidity and very fine tannins, balanced with an intense, fresh fruity note and long finish. This wine can be enjoyed young and has excellent cellaring potential for the next 6 to 8 years.