Churton Viognier-Wine-Wineseeker
$32.00

$42.00

Churton Viognier

Region
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Marlborough
Style
  • Biodynamic
  • Organic
  • White Wine
Varietal
  • Viognier

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
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Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
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Evocative floral aromatics of white spring flowers: almond blossom and stone fruit. On the palate the wine is dry and full with intense yellow apricot flavours. The texture is creamy and a savoury mealiness develops with a touch of salinity and mouth watering crispness.

Alcohol 14.4%

Titratable Acidity 6.1 g/l

Residual grape sugar <2 g/l

pH 3.34

We have less than one hectare of Viognier planted in a warm north-east facing incline on the eastern side of our Blade Block. This is the most sheltered part of the vineyard. Viognier loves warmth and 2015 provided plenty of that; on a hot day our viognier vines looked spritely and alert. The bright and sunny growing season produced exceptional aromatic fruit in the viognier with slightly lower acidity than normal. In 2015 the yield was only 3.7T/ha (26hl/ha). Fruit was harvested on 9th April at 23.5 Brix Our hand-picked fruit was whole bunch pressed on arrival to the winery. It was settled for 24 hours before being racked to French oak demi muids (600 litre barrels). After a slow ferment the Viognier was aged on yeast lees for 10 months prior to racking to tank. It was then rested in tank for a further 2 months, lightly filtered and bottled in March 2016.

Winemaker Notes

Evocative floral aromatics of white spring flowers: almond blossom and stone fruit. On the palate the wine is dry and full with intense yellow apricot flavours. The texture is creamy and a savoury mealiness develops with a touch of salinity and mouth watering crispness.

Alcohol 14.4%

Titratable Acidity 6.1 g/l

Residual grape sugar <2 g/l

pH 3.34

We have less than one hectare of Viognier planted in a warm north-east facing incline on the eastern side of our Blade Block. This is the most sheltered part of the vineyard. Viognier loves warmth and 2015 provided plenty of that; on a hot day our viognier vines looked spritely and alert. The bright and sunny growing season produced exceptional aromatic fruit in the viognier with slightly lower acidity than normal. In 2015 the yield was only 3.7T/ha (26hl/ha). Fruit was harvested on 9th April at 23.5 Brix Our hand-picked fruit was whole bunch pressed on arrival to the winery. It was settled for 24 hours before being racked to French oak demi muids (600 litre barrels). After a slow ferment the Viognier was aged on yeast lees for 10 months prior to racking to tank. It was then rested in tank for a further 2 months, lightly filtered and bottled in March 2016.