The 2017 Viognier aroma is delicate and floral-fruity, a blend of dried apricots, peaches and lychee. The flavors show a bright acidity, a hint of sweetness followed by strong pepper spiciness. The mouth-feel is medium rich with the same apricots-peaches-lychees and a long floral-fruity-spicy finish. The texture is medium rich, lightly sweet and bright. The finish is long, balanced, bright and fruity. This Viognier is ready to be enjoyed now.
Aurora Colony Vineyard in Aurora, Oregon, is on the Willamette valley floor in rich deep soil.
Harvested on October 6 at 23.3 Brix, this Viognier was crushed, pressed then fermented in a small tank. The juice was inoculated with D47 yeast and fermented for 7 weeks. The wine didn’t go through Malo-Lactic fermentation and was racked and sterile filtered at bottling.