Dowie Doole Cane Cut Viognier / 2010 / 375mL

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Category: Wine
Sub-Category: Fortified

Description:

Winemaking Notes

Grape Varieties: 100% Viognier

Vineyard Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia

Vintage Conditions:

The 2010 growing season was generally quite mild with good winter rains and an
early budburst after a warmer than average winter. The region experienced perfect
conditions until a short period of intense hot weather in November 2009 with 7 out
of 9 days above 40C. This was followed by later Spring rain which refreshed and
re-hydrated canopies and led into a very mild January / February, offering ideal
conditions for veraison and ripening.

Technical Information:

The vine was head trained then cane pruned leaving two canes which were arched
over. The canes were severed to allow the grapes to hang on the vine and
dehydrate for 8 days before picking. During this time the sugar content increased to
17.4 Be. Approximately 8 tonnes yielded 2,227L. The aim is to minimise the
bunches on the vine whilst maximising the bunches on the cane. Minimal imput
viticulture.

Tasting Notes

Very pale gold in colour. Fresh, lifted nose redolent of ripe apricots, figs and quinces which leads to the elegant, sensuous palate. While the palate is rich, it is never cloying, with a long
skein of acid running through to the clean, crisp finish. A delicious, lighter style 'sticky'.

Food Match:

Game terrines, fruit based desserts and soft, creamy blue cheeses

Drink: Now - 2015

Viticulturist: David Gartelmann


Winemaker: Brian Light