Wine: The Back Roads Bo Lamotte Viognier 2019 Wine of Origin: 100% Franschhoek Bottling date: 7 September 2020 Production: 784 x 750ml Technical Analysis: Alcohol Extract Ph TA VA FSO2 TSO2 RS 13.76%vol. 19.5g/l 3.63 5.12g/l 0.69g/l 32mg/l 90mg/ 1.70g/ll Source of Grapes: The fruit for our 2019 The Back Roads Bo Lamotte Viognier was selected from a single vineyard in the Franschhoek valley. Harvest dates: 24 February 2019 Winemaking: All our fruit is handpicked and chilled in our cold room overnight. The following day the grapes are destemmed without crushing the berries and left to macerate on the skins for 6 hours before pressing. The pressed juice is allowed to settle, in tank, overnight and the clear juice is transferred to old French oak barrels for fermentation. The juice ferments naturally for 4-6weeks at temperatures of 18-24°C. After fermentation we do batonnage once a week to add richness to the wine. SO2 is added just before spring and the wine spends 16 months in barrel before bottling. Maturation: The wine was matured for 16 months in one old 500L and one specially made 100L French oak barrel. Tasting note: The nose show typical Viognier aromas of peach, apricot, orange blossom and a touch of lavender. A fresh, rich, mouth filling palate infused with flavours of stone fruit, ginger, honey and cured meats. Balanced acidity and subtle oaking insures a crisp, velvety finish and lingering aftertaste. CHEERS!
Black Elephant Back Roads Viognier
R285.00 – R1,710.00
This is one of the first wine we produced. Our Back Roads philosophy lead us yo a small block at the foot of the Franschhoek mountains. A bit of a cult wine it has a small, but strong following. Much like Lady Gaga, this is not a wine for everyone. Its talent is indisputable though. Very aromatic it is often used as a blending component, even in the occasional red blend. Bests served with strong flavoured food like Thai, Tuna burgers and the like. Best paired with La Vie Rose by Lady Gaga