2022 Small Lot Viognier
Aromas of tangerine, white peach, and lemon zest are balanced with hints of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple. On the palate, the wine is creamy with clean, well rounded acidity. The combination of rich mouthfeel with vibrant aromas make this wine difficult to set down.
Horse Heaven Hills
1 month in clay
50% clay amphorae, 50% stainless steel
tangerine, white peach, lemon zest, mango and pineapple
100% of the fruit for this wine came from our estate Culloden Vineyard located in the Horse Heaven Hills. Fruit grown in the Horse Heaven Hills tends to have ample flavor development.
The Viognier was machine harvested in the early morning hours to allow the fruit to arrive at the winery cool. Once at the winery, the juice was gently pressed away from the grape skins. The freshly pressed juice was allowed to cold settle for 48 hours and then clean racked off the solids. Close to 50% of this wine was fermented in a clay amphorae. The clay amphorae adds to the round, creamy mouthfeel while preserving the great aromatics of the varietal. The remaining wine was fermented in stainless steel rums. The combination of stainless steel and amphorae with no malolactic fermentation results in a concentrated, creamy Viognier.
Food Pairing Notes
fish tacos, mango salad, squash gratin