Original
22 Ratings
Bonterra Organically Grown Viognier

Wine Details

Varietal

Viognier

Style

White

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) The Mediterranean climate we enjoy on the North Coast, combined with careful selection of the right rootstocks (101-14, 5C, 110R) and particularly the aromatic Viognier Clone 642 that does well in the gravelly, loamy soils in the region brings us exceptional Viognier fruit even in challenging growing seasons. Following an established Bonterra custom, we’ve layered a little Muscat into the blend, adding to the exciting aroma of this wine. We followed our usual style of fermenting in both stainless (70%) and barrel (30%), with no malolactic fermentation. The wine is in oak for 6 months to gain a note of vanilla. The increasing use of stainless and cold fermentation provides ever fresher and decidedly forward fruit that leaps from the glass.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2000 Vintage) Color is radiant light yellow. Freshly cut peaches and apricot familiarity explodes in the nose, kissed by honeysuckle and intriguing floral notes with a hint of vanilla. The mouth reflects fresh peaches and cream with a robe of subtle vanilla.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 81/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/04