Eagles' Nest Viognier 2021

Eagles' Nest Viognier 2021

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Grown in the cool climate of Constantia Valley, the grapes for Eagles' Nest Viognier 2021 come from five blocks planted on different sections of Eagles' Nest, which make up a total of 2.58ha. These blocks are planted on altitudes ranging from 100m to 400m above sea level, and slopes facing from North, East to West. Each of the blocks were individually picked and processed, to produce separate and distinct Viognier components, to allow for the creation of a layered and complex wine. For each of the respective components, grapes were carefully hand-picked and transported to the cellar where they were cooled in a specialised cooling room. The whole bunches were placed in a pneumatic bag press and gently pressed, recovering about 55%. The juice settled overnight in a stainless-steel tank, after which only the premium clear juice was racked off to 10% first-fill 500-litre French oak barrels, 45% second and 45% third-fill barrels. The fermentation temperatures were relatively low, peaking at 18ºC. During the wine’s maturation in barrel, it received a fortnightly batonage and topping up. After 6 months maturation, selected barrels were blended and allowed to harmonise before bottling in October 2021. 9,388 bottles were produced. Residual sugar: 3.4g/l. Bottled at 13.5%. (Bottle size 750ml) 

Nose: Enticing aromas of fresh, ripe yellow fruit, complimented by subtle citrus notes of lemon and lime. Delicate floral notes and spice develop in the glass.

Palate: A refined and delicate palate follows, with delicious ripe tropical fruit flavours of peaches, mangoes and pineapples. A lovely well weighted richness and texture on the mid-palate.

Finish: Well integrated acidity with lingering notes of honey, baking spice and a subtle flinty minerality.