||September 27 - October 13
Viognier is a tricky grape to grow. Its natural low acidity requires it to be picked at just the right moment. With this blend we chose grapes from vineyards that offered flavors indicative of the appellations from which they came. The vines basked in the sun during the day and were cooled at night which contributes to this Viognier’s full-body weight.
Grapes were handpicked and de-stemmed without being crushed then immediately pumped to our tank press where the juice was gently squeezed from the fruit. Juice was pumped to a stainless steel fermenting tank and the wine was chilled and settled overnight. The juice was then racked (decanted) off the grape solids and inoculated with a pure strain of wine yeast. Fermentation proceeded at a cool 50 degrees F to preserve the lovely fruit character and kept in temperature controlled stainless.
Cline Viognier shows pineapple and apricot flavors mixed with citrus and floral notes.
This powerhouse full-bodied flavorful wine is an excellent match for Mediterranean Stews, Thai curry and spicy Mexican dishes.