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2018 Rivaura Viognier Winemaker Tasting Notes

Winemaker Tasting Notes

Pale yellow-gold color with a lovely bouquet of orange blossom, honeysuckle, white peach, Anjou pear, tangerine zest, and marzipan. The well delineated, fleshy palate offers notes of nectarine, Anjou pear, tangerine zest, and nuances of smoky minerality, saffron, and ginger. The lees expression from batonnage is evident in the slightly broad texture and nutty nuances. This wine offers freshness and richness in equal measure. This wine is drinking beautifully now but it should benefit from short term cellaring.

100% Viognier | Estate Grown, Lewis-Clark AVA

104 Cases Produced

Technical Details

  • Alcohol 13.7%
  • pH 3.66
  • TA 5.2 g/L
  • Barrel Fermented
  • Aged sur lie for 14 months in French oak and stainless steel
  • Biweekly batonnage for the first 9 months
  • Oak profile is 40% new French oak (Troncais) and 60% stainless steel drums
  • Racked once prior to bottling
  • Unfined
  • Filtered via super-gentle crossflow technology
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