$27.00 – $162.00
This Vintage provided excellent growing conditions. A warm compressed Summer provided a perfect ripening period, allowing for full development of fruit flavours. Merindoc Viognier again displays its hallmark characteristics – elegant almond blossom, stone fruit and citrus aromatics. The palate is generous and textured, exhibiting sweet fruit, spice and refreshing acidity.
The fruit for this wine was grown at our Merindoc Vineyard, located at Tooborac in the southern cooler part of the Heathcote wine region, Central Victoria. Our Merindoc vineyard is planted on low fertility ironstone and granite soils, with the rows positioned in an east to west aspect and surrounded by spectacular granite boulders.
Viognier was hand-harvested in early March and whole-bunch pressed, to minimise the extraction of excess phenolic characters. The juice was then cold settled and racked prior to commencement of fermentation in seasoned French oak barriques. At the completion of the primary fermentation, a portion underwent malolactic fermentation to further soften the wine and add texture. The wine was bottled under screwcap in November 2016.