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2017 Viognier

2017 Viognier

Sample aromas of peach & honey

2017 was another great vintage for the North Fork. Although marginally cooler temperatures prevailed in May and again in August and early September. October, was unusually warm and spectacular - perfect for harvesting! Rainfall was steady but manageable throughout the summer and there was a nice period of dry weather in the middle of the summer. As always, obsessive management and disease control in the vineyard were important in 2017 as ripening was (in some varietals) almost two weeks later than usual. But flavors developed beautifully with strong Brix and moderate acids. The 2017 harvest produced clean and balanced fruit with outstanding flavors.

Fragrant pear, citrus and white flower aromas. Layers of white peach, honey and ripe apricot flavors with a rich, elegant and savory finish.

Vineyard: Kontokosta
Variety: 100% Viognier
Hand-harvested:October 10, 2017
Winemaking: Whole cluster pressing. Cold fermentation at 60° F in stainless steel tanks. No malo-lactic fermentation.
Bottled: April 3, 2018
Alcohol: 13.5%
Cases Produced: 201
Retail Price: $25.00
Enjoy: Drink now for optimum enjoyment.
Winemaker: Gilles Martin
Release Date: July 2018