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Hans Herzog Viognier

Cracka Review

We picked our 2010 Viognier on the 11th April at a tiny low yield of 750g per vine. It has retained the deep yellow colour of the ripe grapes and offers a heady wine with rich aromas and flavours of apricot, peach and tropical flowers.

Gentle whole bunch pressing was followed by a wild yeast fermentation in 500 litre French oak puncheons (500lt). The young wine went through a secondary fermentation with its lees regularly stirred. Aged for 12 months in the same barrels before bottling.

Well suited to match rich seafood and fish dishes. Also excellent with veal and chicken.

Winemaker's Notes

We picked our 2010 Viognier on the 11th April at a tiny low yield of 750g per vine. It has retained the deep yellow colour of the ripe grapes and offers a heady wine with rich aromas and flavours of apricot, peach and tropical flowers.

Gentle whole bunch pressing was followed by a wild yeast fermentation in 500 litre French oak puncheons (500lt). The young wine went through a secondary fermentation with its lees regularly stirred. Aged for 12 months in the same barrels before bottling.

Well suited to match rich seafood and fish dishes. Also excellent with veal and chicken.

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Hans Herzog Viognier

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Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
A complex and symphonic take on the variety here. This has candied apricot and nicely augmented oak spice, some peach custard notes too. The palate s delivered with all textural guns ablaze; some lovely balance here though, all held in place nicely. Mealy through the finish, great phenolic interplay and a little toasty wave through the back.
Good Wine Guide 2013
92
Angus Hughson (2006 Vintage) says
For lovers of the exotic Viognier grape, the 2006 Herzog is a must-have. Without doubt one of the greatest Viogniers in the New World, it opens up with heady aromas of apricot and blossom backed by perfectly judged oak. The palate is rich and creamy with layer upon layer of flavour with outstanding length

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