2017 Soumah Single Vineyard Viognier


An apricot and spicy ginger bouquet following through to a textured, rich, apricot and musk palate while finishing clean, with a great line of length.

Varietals: Viognier

Clones:  1968, 642, HTK

Oak Age: Smidgen of new oak

Harvest: 8 March, 2017

Baume at Harvest: 12.5

pH at Harvest: 3.45

TA at Harvest: 5.85

Our climatic advantage of warm days and cool nights coupled with planting numerous clones creates a wine with layers of intensity. A small amount of HTK clone planted at 9,000 vines per hectare ads to the concentration. The fruit was whole bunch pressed and then fermented in barrel. We call this wine our “Goldie Lox” as it has to be picked just right! Picked too late no structure, picked too early no apricots, and as it ripens very fast we have a small window to get it “just right”.

2018 – 94 points by James Halliday 2018 Wine Companion (2016 Vintage)

2017 – Bronze Medal at Yarra Valley Wine Show (2016 Vintage)

2017 – 90 Points by James Halliday 2017 Wine Companion (2016 Vintage)

2016 – Trophy & 94 Points, Best Other Dry White at International Cool Climate (2015 Vintage)

“The difficulty in picking the right time to harvest Viognier is legendary, but Soumah pretty well nailed it here. There is apricot and yellow peach fruit in abundance, but it sidesteps the issue of an excessively phenolic finish – instead there’s a jab of citrusy acidity.”
James Halliday – 2018 Wine Companion (2016 Vintage)

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