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One of the (many) gifts that Charles Back has brought to Cape wine was, and still is, Fairview Viognier. Planting the mother block of this French grape in 1994, Charles and team have nurtured this variety to bring you a gorgeously aromatic and refined wine. A must try!
The grapes were hand-picked early morning and whole bunch pressed. Only the free run juice was used. 60% of the Viognier was fermented in stainless steel tanks and 40% was fermented in French oak barrels (30% new). After fermentation, the wine was left to mature sur lie, with regular stirring (battonage). The wine was racked off the lees and the components blended prior to filtration and bottling.
|Wine of Origin||
Honey, stone fruit and typical spring blossom floral aromas balanced with subtle of oak aromas
Rich complex palate with layers of waxy honeycomb, apricots and orange followed by a charming creamy finish
|Food Pairing Ideas||
A Malay curry with delicate spice and dried fruits.