Tamboerskloof Viognier 2011

grapes 100 % Viognier
aspect Faces North
altitude 176 to 184 above MSL
distance from sea 18km
soil type Tukulu and Kroonstad
rootstock 101/14
age of vines 8 years
trellising 7 Wire Perold System
pruning 2 bud spurs
winemaking record Grapes were hand picked on 3 different dates to obtain the full flavour spectrum of this grape. Sorted across our sorting tables before being destemmed into our innox basket press. Stems were added back to the press to ensure optimal juice release. Clear juice was fermented for 18 days with indigenous yeasts at a temperature of 15'C. 30% of this vintage was fermented in 4th fill French oak 300L barrels. The wine was stirred for a 2 month period after fermentation, thus forcing the fine lees into suspension.
bottled 30 June 2011
wine analysis 13.5% alcohol
cellaring potential 2 to 3 years
recommended food pairing Duck salad, Indian cuisine, Bobotie and mild curries.