Anura Viognier 2016 Barrel Selection

Appellation Simonsberg-Paarl
Cultivar(s) Viognier
Alc % by Vol 14.18
Residual Sugar g/l 1.8
Total Acid g/l 5.5
Volatile Acidity g/l 0.29
Free SO2 mg/l 41
Total SO2 mg/l 128
pH 3.53
Winemaking Process Grapes hand-picked and grape must handled in a reductive style (without oxygen exposure). Must is kept chilled to preserve aromas. Gently pressed using a vacuum press. Fermentation initiated in French oak barrels using natural/wild yeast.
Maturation Wine matured on the yeast lees for 10 months. 30% new French oak, rest in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels.
Tasting Comments A rich, full wine with marmalade, honey and fresh peaches as well as orange blossom flavours integrated with subtle toasty French oak aromas. The wine has a creamy mouth feel with oregano and apricot flavours lingering on the aftertaste.

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