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Primary Notes: Papaya, Guava, Melon Lime Papaya flower, Honeysuckle Mineral
Secondary Notes: Vanilla
Tertiary Notes: Apricot
Acidity: Medium +
Alcohol (%): 12
Origin & Awards
Origin: Asoke Valley, Thailand
Maker: GranMonte Estate
Fermentation: Slight Wood
Decanting: <15 minutes
Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed between 8–10 degrees
Asian Food Pairing: Spicy hotpot, Chicken Tikka Masala, crispy Vietnamese spring rolls
Western Food Pairing: Roast chicken and fries, poached salmon, creamy cheeses.
GranMonte Viognier 2019
GranMonte Viognier opens with a nose of exotic flowers. Papaya flower and honeysuckle mingle with aromatic layers of lime zest, dried apricot and minerality. Elegant and complex on the light-bodied palate. Tropical flavours of papaya, guava and melon lead into a vanilla oak spice finish over a tight acidic backbone. Enjoy drinking this on its own while it's young or pair it with food.
100% Viognier. The fruit for this wine comes from GranMonte's 15 hectare estate vineyard that lies in Asoke valley, Thailand, 350 metres above sea level. The vineyard operates with a precision farming system called ‘Smart Vineyard’, which incorporates a microclimate monitoring system. The system greatly assists their ‘tropical’ vineyard management to achieve the best possibly quality and higher yield of grapes in this unconventional viticulture climate.
Careful hand harvesting when the fruit is at its most aromatic. Picking in the cool mornings, the grapes then go through a hand sorting before destemming and crushing. Partial fermentation of the juice in old French oak barrels with wild yeast from the GranMonte estate vineyard.
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