Tamboerskloof Viognier 2007

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 5 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 3 months in 300 litre French oak barrels and 3 months in 750ml bottles
bottled 26/10/2007
wine analysis Alcohol 14% volume, Total Acid 5.30 g/l, pH 3.09, Residual Sugar 1.1g/l
cellaring potential 2 years
winemakers comments Intense sunset gold colour. Powerful apricot and peach-pip flavours which mingle with hints of vanilla and apple blossoms on the nose. The palate supports the nose by following on the intense fruit flavours. Crisp acidity and freshness suggest a wine which will age well or be enjoyed now.
recommended food pairing Duck-salad, Indian cuisine and paella