Petane Viognier 2020
Bright straw in colour, 100% barrel fermented (10 months). This is a delicate, floral viognier, with aromas of orange blossom leading to Kashmir spice, musk and apricot on the palate.
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.
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.
PICKING DATE 8 April 2020
BOTTLING 11 March 2021