The Viognier grapes grow on our creek side estate in Dry Creek Valley. The morning fog next to the creek enhances the crispness of the grapes. The fall of 2013 was sunny and warm and we were able to create our second vintage of this luscious dessert wine.The grapes were harvetsed at 32% sugar. Fermentation was done slowly at low temperatues. The aroma and taste is full of pineapple, citrus, peach and some mango. Despite being a sweet dessert wine it has a fresh acidity and a lingering subtle aftertaste.
Serve the Late Harvest Viognier slightly chilled, but not ice cold, after dinner, by itself or with a dessert. It pairs very well with almond desserts, fruit pies, nutty cheeses and even blue cheese. Click here for an Almond Pastry recipe which pairs very well with the Late Harvest Viognier.
375 ml bottle, 6% residual sugar, 15.5% alcohol, TA 5.7g/L