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Viognier

Our Shannon Pacific Viognier pays homage to a vineyard that our father, Dick Stewart, planted in the 1960s in partnership with the Capozi family. Viognier makes rich, full bodied and intensely aromatic dry white wines made to be enjoyed young and a delicious alternative style to Chardonnay.

Tasting & Pairing

This year’s Viognier is typically aromatic with scents of blossom and white flowers. The palate is rich and full bodied with exotic flavors of candied mandarin, apricot, peach and orange peel. The finish is long and sumptuous. Pair with summer vegetables, char grilled chicken and a variety of local creamy cheeses. Or for something more exotic, pad Thai will be sure to please.

Winemaking

This Viognier was sourced from the Black Sage Bench near Oliver in the South Okanagan; home to renowned powerful red wines and full flavored whites. The sandy soils of the bench and the bright South Okanagan sun create the perfect conditions for intense, expressive and full bodied whites. The Viognier was whole cluster pressed, fermented in neutral oak and blended with 5% Chardonnay. This wine is ready to drink now but can also be cellared up to 3 years.

Technical Notes & Pricing

Alc. by volume: 14%
Total acidity: 6.3 g/l
Residual sweetness: 3 g/l
Sweetness code: 1
SKU code: 482315
UPC code: 778856115116
Date bottled: March 2016
Case volume: 525

Winery Retail Price: $22.00
Wine Club Price: $19.50