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2013 Kanu Viognier


Accolades
Platter Guide 2015 - 4 Stars
International Wine and Spirits Competition 2013 - Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Commended

Tasting Notes
The Viognier is a wine with the complex aromas of peaches, plums, apricots, hints of orange zest, fresh lime and Turkish delight. A floral wine which opens up to subdued oak notes. You can expect a burst of flavour; citrus and hints of tropical fruits, noticeable residual sugar but underpinned by a balanced, lively acidity. Harmonious support from seasoned oak underlies the long lingering aftertaste.

Ageing Potential
Enjoy now or within the next 4 years.

Blend Information
100% Viognier

Food Suggestions
This wine goes beautifully with Beef Carpaccio, Moules Mariniere and even Sushi.

In The Cellar
Grapes were whole bunch pressed, allowed to settle for 36 hours and then racked off its lees. The juice was warmed to 16º C and racked into seasoned 225L barrels and 2.5% fluffy lees added to the juice. The fluffy lees contain nutrients and wild yeast cells and are essential for natural fermentation. Once the fermentation has stopped, sulphur was added to the wine and the barrels rolled on a weekly basis. The wine was matured for 10 months, racked out of barrel, given a light fining and filtered. The wine was bottled in January 2013.

10 months in 2nd and 3rd fill French and Hungarian oak.

Technical Analysis:
Winemaker : Johan Grimbeek
Main Variety : Viognier
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.33
RS : 8.5 g/l
Total Acid : 6.4 g/l
SO2 : 139 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
 
Characteristics:
Type : White
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity

Purchase Online here: International Food Club - Kanu - Viognier 2013 (750ml)

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