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Viognier

Viognier is a grape variety that is very much in fashion in the Valley. For a white grape, it likes some heat and is typically grown in the central and southern parts of the region. Our Shannon Pacific Viognier pays tribute to the vineyard our Father, Dick Stewart, planted in the 1960s in partnership with the Capozzi family.

Our 2018 vintage is currently sold out.

Tasting & Pairing

This medium-bodied white displays white peach, orchard blossom, stone fruits, a touch of marmalade and hint of honeycomb. On the palate, expect notes of peach, plum and fresh ginger with some bright citrus acidity on the finish. Some of our favourite pairings include grilled apricot salad with lemon vinaigrette or marinated squid on a bed of fresh garden greens with citrus zest.

Winemaking

Gentle, whole cluster pressed free-run juice went straight to 3rd fill barrel for full fermentation. This vintage did not undergo secondary ferment to preserve a natural acidity. Bâtonnage every two weeks and six months in barrel added texture and a velvety mouthfeel to the finished wine. Enjoy now until 2022.

Technical Notes & Pricing

Alc. by volume: 13.5%
Total acidity: 5.6 g/l
Residual sweetness: 1.6 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 482315
UPC code: 778856118117
Date bottled: June 2019
Case volume: 221

Winery Retail Price: $26.99
Wine Club Price: $22.94