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Petane Viognier 2020

Petane Viognier 2020

The Drinking

Bright straw in colou,r this wine was 100% barrel fermented for 10 months. This is a delicate, floral Viognier, with aromas of orange blossom leading to Kashmir spice, musk and apricot on the palate.

The Growing

2020 was another hot dry vintage with little in the way of rain, combine this with our dry farming and spray free under-vine practices, only relying on sheep over winter to control weeds and the occasional weed whacking with the scrub cutter, the vines struggled a wee bit and this resulted in a very low yield (0.6 T) from our single clone (642) vines, tight small concentrated bunches.

The Making

Hand-picked and WBP the juice was settled out overnight then the following afternoon racked into two seasoned French 'Saury' Immersion barrels, the ferment kicked off after a few days and continued on for over a month, occasional lees stirring and then left to mature for 10 months prior to filtering and bottling.

Technical Notes

PICKING DATE: 8 April 2020
BRIX: 22.4
pH: 3.66
RS: 1.1
BOTTLING: 11 March 2021