The Drift Mary Le Bow Viognier

The Drift Mary Le Bow Viognier

R 297.00 Regular price R 330.00

Vinification

Viognier from 15 year old vines (planted in 2004) on Ruggeri and Richter 99, 2 picks for ripeness and freshness; Chenin Blanc from 41 year old singe vineyard in Stellenbosch, 2 picks for ripeness and freshness

Grapes were sorted, destemmed under CO2 to open top fermenters. Cold soak under CO2 for 2-3 days, fermented with wild yeasts at cool temperatures (11-13C) with one punch down daily; presses in a traditional basket press straight to barrel; partial malolactic fermentation and occasional barrel stirring; 2 rackings prior to bottling

Tasting Notes


Certification

IPW, WIETA, SAWIS

Wine Making Methods

Has the wine been oak aged: Yes

Time spent  in oak: 7 months

Type of oak: 225 and 300 litre barrels – mixture of oak, mostly old French and some American

% of wine that was oaked: 100%

% new oak used: 9.1%

Has the wine been cold stabilised: Yes

Has the wine been fined: Yes

Cellaring/aging potential: 5 years

Average annual case production: 532 cases