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Clementine Late Harvest Viognier 2015 (Madeira-style)

Clementine Late Harvest Viognier 2015 (Madeira-style)
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$34.95
/ 500mL
SKU: 4207

It's not every year we Mother Nature gives us just the right environment to allow Viognier grapes to hang on the vine, reaching 34.3 Brix. But the growers at Farmhouse Vineyards were gracious enough to allow us our whims during the 2015 growing season, letting the grapes hang until the sugars concentrated nearly six weeks later than our "normal" Viognier harvest. The next step is a long, slow fermentation, stopping at 5% residual sugar and 16% alcohol to which we fortified up to 19.5%. Then the aging in neutral barrels in the hot Texas summer sun. The result is this deep, intense,  tropical, nutty madeira-styled wine we are proud to call Clementine, after Mrs. Bunny Becker. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Viognier
Appellation
High Plains
Vineyard Designation
Farmhouse Vineyard
Harvest Date
September, 2015
Sugar
34 Brix
Aging
2 years in neutral oak barrels, outside in the warmth of Texas summer and cellared for the winters
Bottling Date
January, 2017
Residual Sugar
Sweet, 45 g/L
Alcohol %
19.8
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromatics: Stone fruit, jam, pecan pralines and toasted hazelnut ON THE PALATE: Pecan, roasted nut, fig, apricot, lemon, and honey
Vineyard Notes
One acre of Viognier at Farmhouse Vineyards, Meadow TX allowed to hang until 34.3 Brix
Food Pairing Notes
Think rich desserts such as cheese cake, lava cake or hard aged cheeses with dried fruits.
Other Notes
Enjoy now or age forever. This wine will age beautifully over time.
Product Reviews
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Nurse Jessi
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(Jun 10, 2018 at 3:39 PM)
Just opened the bottle we obtained last year during our "Texas Hill Country" venture. It is amazing. I'm considering a shot over fresh peach ice cream for dessert.

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