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Lismore The Age of Grace Viognier 2020

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Primary Notes: Kiwi Apricot Pineapple Honeysuckle and orange blossom

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium -

Dryness: Neutral

Acidity: Light

Tannin:

Alcohol (%): 13.5%

Origin: Cape South Coast, South Africa

Maker: https://boundbywine.com/blogs/vineyard-spotlight/lismore-estate-vineyards?_pos=1&_psq=lism&_ss=e&_v=1.0

Grape: Viognier

Fermentation: Heavy Wood

Awards: >90 pts

Decanting:

Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed between 6 - 8 degrees

Asian Food Pairing: Duck breast smoked with Darjeeling tea, butter curry

Western Food Pairing: Citrusy balsamic salad, glazed pear

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Lismore The Age of Grace Viognier 2020


This expressive viognier, grown on rose-quartz soil, seduces you with the beautiful perfume of honeysuckle and orange blossom and a textured palate of apricot, kiwi and pineapple. A sensual and exotic experience. Barrel fermented and aged. Enjoy it now or allow it to gain complexity with further cellaring.

Balance is the key to this wine. Viognier is an aromatic and generous varietal, it benefits from barrel maturation and lees contact with a fuller mouth feel and increased texture. This combined with the firm acid backbone and intense fruit will allow this wine to integrate beautifully and gain further complexity over the next 3-5 years.

The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness and whole bunch pressed, slowly extracting the juice at a rate of 550 liters per ton. The juice was settled for 48 hours and was racked into older, neutral 225 litre Burgundian barrels, and a 1500 litre concrete egg for fermentation and maturation lasting 10 months The “egg” component is 20% of the production.



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