Winemaker "An apricot and spicy ginger bouquet following through to a textured, rich, apricot and musk palate while finishing clean, with a great line of length.
Our climatic advantage of warm days and cool nights, coupled with planting numerous Viognier clones, creates layers of intensity. A small amount of HTK clone planted at 9,000 vines per hectare adds to the concentration. The fruit was hand-picked,whole-bunch pressed and fermented in barrel. Our ‘Golden Lox’ has to be picked just right. Picked too late; no structure. Picked too early; no apricots. And, ripening very fast; we have less than a 24 hour window to get it just right!"
Varietal: Viognier / Clones: 1968, 642, HTK / Yeast: Wild / Oak Age: Smidgen of new oak / Harvest: 21 Feb, 2018 / Baume at Harvest: 12.0 / pH at Harvest: 3.5 / TA at Harvest: 5.8