Noble Hill Viognier
Noble Hill Viognier is picked in a narrow window of ripeness to show delicate floral and stone fruit aromas. This wine is naturally fermented and matured on the lees for 9 months in old oak barrels, yielding a focused palate and a creamy finish.
Upon arrival at the winery, the fruit is cooled to 5° Celsius overnight. Bunches are sorted whole and pressed into stainless steel tanks to settle. Primary fermentation occurs in 300 liter French oak barrels using wild yeast populations. The wine is kept on the lees for 9 months before bottling and stirred frequently to add weight and richness.
This Viognier has bright, explosive, floral aromas of honeysuckle and orange blossom. The primary fruit expression is peach and pear, with a hint of straw. The lengthy, dry finish reveals a bit of spice and dried herbs. This wine is ready to be enjoyed now and can be cellared through at least 2021.
85% Viognier, 15% Chenin Blanc.
Made on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains in South Africa.
93 Points, Tim Atkin MW.
Gold Medal, Veritas.