Late Harvest Viognier

Vintage 2012
Variety 100% Viognier
Vineyards 100% Estate Grown
Brix Sugar Harvested at 31º
pH balance 3.15
Residual Sugar 8%
Alcohol Content 12.1%
Bottle Size 750ml
Cases produced 130

Winemakers notes ~ In an attempt to make an ice wine we left some of our Viognier grapes on the vine to gain more sugars. By the time we hit 31˚ brix the clusters were starting to drop and we decided to go for a “Late Harvest” instead.  To keep the alcohol content low we used encapsulated yeast (mild yeast that was packaged in a “tea bag”) so that we could control fermentation. This results in a sweet wine that maintains some acidity and keeps the alcohol content low.

Tasting notes ~ Our Late Harvest Viognier is a delightful dessert wine with an array of tropical fruit flavors of pineapple, mango and grapefruit.  The experience is enhanced with the aroma of cantaloupe. We recommend serving this dessert wine with grilled pineapple, poached peaches, angel food cake and light cheese cake. Best served chilled.