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Mt Pilot Estate Viognier Chardonnay

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1.40 KGS
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Product Description

Mt Pilot Viognier Chardonnay

Vintage Current Vintage (enquires welcome)

Region, Eldorado VIC

Wine Description
This is our fourth release, the 2012 Viognier is a wonderfully intense multilayered wine with strong varietal characteristics.


Aroma and palate There is a aroma of floral scent, tinned peach, nectarine, and dried apricots and flavours of citrus and floral, a generous wine with length, softness, and flavour.

Food Match This wine is well suited to Asian style foods and fish.

Cellaring Potential
A Very Good Vintage 2017

Mt Pilot Estate Viognier ChardonnayMaturation
Matured in 100% six year old French oak for 8 months. Wine barrel fermented and lees stirred and left on lees for an extended time. The wine was bottled nine months after harvest.

Technical Details
Harvest Date 14 March 2012
Alcohol 13.4%

The Viognier was planted in the second development of the vineyard undertaken in 2000. Two hectares of the Yalumba clone Viognier were grafted onto two different varieties of rootstock, Swartzman and Paulsen. Unfortunately the Swartzman did not survive the severity of the extended drought from 2005 – 2009. An area of 1.5 Ha remains, with a replanting program to replace the area lost undertaken during spring 2010. The vines crop at 1500kg / Ha and are spur pruned with the west side of the canopy left to sprawl and the east side lifted with wires to let the morning sun in. Chardonnay was purchased from the Dalbosco Vineyard in the Ovens valley and was picked at field ripeness. The Chardonnay was added during vinification.

Vintage Description
The Viognier grapes 70% where handpicked at 13.8 Baume on field flavour and wine potential. Of interest was the intense apricot flavours in the berries. The Chardonnay grapes 30% grown in the cool climates of the Alpine Valley reached 12 Baume and were picked on flavour. A cool fermentation took ten days in old French barrels ensuring full extraction of flavour without picking up hard phenolics. The wine was left on lee's in old barrels for ten months to concentrate its flavour and develop the rich generous palate and length evident in this wine. Minimal racking and filtration has preserved full flavour and golden colour. This wine is rich in aromatics comprising of apricot, nectarine, and tinned peaches. The wine has long soft palate making for easy drinking. Chill when serving, cellar three-four years.

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