Tamboerskloof Viognier 2006

grapes Viognier
– Clone VR 642 –100% ex Stellenbosch
aspect Faces North - South
altitude 172m to 198m above MSL
distance from sea 18km
soil type Kroonstad
rootstock 101/14
age of vines 4 years
trellising 7 Wire Perold System
pruning 2 bud spurs
winemaking record Hand picked grapes, sorted 3 times before going into wooden fermenters where a combination of modern technology and old-style winemaking techniques takes care of designing our unique hand crafted wine. Ferment at 15ºC for 14 days.
maturation prior to release 2 months in 225 liter French oak barrels and 12 months in 750ml bottles
wine analysis Alcohol 13.5% volume, Total Acid 5.30 g/l, pH 3.09, Residual Sugar 1.1g/l
cellaring potential 2 years
winemakers comments Light straw colour with green tint. Fresh apricot and citrus flavours on the nose which is well integrated with elegant butterscotch and almond. Citrus-lemon-zest supported by crisp acidity and silky vanilla aftertaste.
recommended food pairing Duck-salad, Indian cuisine and paella