Gold Medal - Orange County Fair Commerical Wine Competition
Perfume and exotic spices usher essence of crushed pineapple, wild flowers and fresh apricot to the nose. On the palate, a bright acidity underscores notes of banana custard, minced mango, lemon cream and citrus blossom. The delicate finish resembles cracked coconut, ripe nectarine and zesty tangerine.
Aiming to preserve the intense fruit and aromatics of the variety, this Viognier was fermented and aged in 100% stainless steel. Hand-picked in the early morning, the cold grapes were pressed within moments after coming off the vine. Following juice settling, a long, cold fermentation commenced. Malolactic fermentation was inhibited to preserve acidity, keeping the wine fresh and crisp.
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