A tropical fruit salad in a glass
Drink this on the beach
Full-bodied without the butterscotch – the anti-chard
Stone fruits and silkiness
m2 has crafted Viognier from this same vineyard for 12 years as of this vintage and our winemaker says this is the best white wine he will ever make. Like all previous years, this one was grown in Perry Creek Vineyard in the Fair Play appellation of El Dorado County.
“Viognier” is a difficult word to pronounce, and probably why a lot of people are unfamiliar with this wine. Viognier is a major white wine grape in the Rhone region of France and, unfortunately, is still relatively rare in California.
The vineyard is 2.73 acres in size and overlooks the north fork of the Cosumnes River at an altitude of 1,800 feet. 2019 was a good year for this spot and the vineyard produced nine tons of fruit, a record in our experience, but what is considered normal production for this ground. Why so much fruit this year? No damage from frost, which usually claims a third to half of the crop each year.
This wine is full-bodied and lush. Rich aromas of stone fruits like apricot and peaches plus exotic tropical fruit nuances leads to a long, pleasant finish, and it also happens to be delicious! The wine was fermented in stainless steel at a low temperature to maximize the fruity aromas and flavors. No oak and no barrels were used.
TA: 7.4 g/L
RS: 0.1 g/L
GROWER: CAROL LAUBACH
VINEYARD: THE ORIGINAL PERRY CREEK ESTATE
APPELLATION: FAIR PLAY – EL DORADO COUNTY
WINEMAKER: LAYNE MONTGOMERY
HARVEST DATE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2019
LENGTH OF FERMENTATION: 31 DAYS @ 40 - 60F. YEAST: X15
MALO-LACTIC FERMENTATION: NONE
BOTTLING DATE: FEBRUARY 25, 2020
QTY: 224 CASES PRODUCED