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Kanu Viognier 2014
Technical Analysis
: Johan Grimbeek
Main Variety : Viognier
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.5
RS : 6.2 g/l
Total Acid : 6.6 g/l
SO2 : 178 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Type : White
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity

Tasting Notes
The Viognier is a wine with the complex aromas of peaches, plums, apricots, hints of orange zest, fresh lime and Turkish delight. A floral wine which opens up to subdued oak notes. You can expect a burst of flavour; citrus and hints of tropical fruits, noticeable residual sugar but underpinned by a balanced, lively acidity. Harmonious support from seasoned oak underlies the long lingering aftertaste.
Ageing Potential
Enjoy now or within the next 4 years
Blend Information
100% Viognier
Food Suggestions
This wine is a true Charlatan as it can be enjoyed on its own without the influence of food. The subtle changes in nuances and taste can then be experienced as the wine evolves with exposure to air. That said it would be selfish to deny one’s palate with morsels of fragrant lime and saffron infused scallops, cured loin of tuna drizzled with a fruity olive oil or the perennial favourite, freshly prepared sushi, alternated of course with sips of this lovely wine.
In The Cellar
Grapes were whole bunch pressed, allowed to settle for 36 hours and then racked off its lees. The juice was warmed to 16º Celsius and racked into seasoned 225 L and 400 L barrels and 2.5% fluffy lees added to the juice. The fluffy lees contain nutrients and wild yeast cells and are essential for natural fermentation. Once the fermentation has stopped, sulphur was added to the wine and the barrels rolled on a weekly basis. The wine was matured for 10 months, racked out of barrel, given a light fining and filtered. The wine was bottled in December 2015.

10 months in 2nd and 3rd fill French and Hungarian oak.

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