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The Foundry Viognier

South Africa | 2019
(1 customer review)

£15.95 a bottle

The Foundry Viognier is pale in colour, clear and bright. The nose is exotic with expressive apricot, spring blossom and creamy citrus nose, but remains elegant and perfumed. These flavours follow through onto the palate which is dense with ripe crushed fresh fruit, succulent juiciness and finishes with a mineral steeliness which makes this wine ideal with food. There is a line of natural acidity running through the wine maintaining freshness and focus. Medium to full bodied.

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Origin

The Foundry works by sourcing grapes from across the Cape with their affiliated growers, with access to number of terroirs and parcels from which grapes can be selected according to the variety and the desired result. The Viognier however comes from a single vineyard near False Bay, with a cool maritime climate and frequent Atlantic breezes. Granite-clay loam soil restricts yields and allows the retention of acidity and aromas in the grapes.

Producer

The Foundry was a project launched in 2000 by winemaker Chris Williams from the Meerlust estate and James Reid. To say it took off is an understatement, after its maiden year Syrah was awarded a 5 star rating in the John Platter Guide 2004, one of only 17 wines.

Interestingly, the Viognier had quite experimental beginnings in 2004. Originally brought into the winery as a blending partner for Syrah, at the last moment winemaker Chris Williams fermented the grapes in second hand Chardonnay barrels. And here we are!

Grape Variety

100% Viognier.

The grapes are cooled, crushed and pressed, the settled juice ran into French Allier oak barrels for fermentation. Before bottling, the wine is matured for 6 months on its lees.

Food Match

Pair with richer white meat dishes and savoury sauces, or lightly spices Asian cooking, especially chicken, or even duck based. Works very well with simply steamed asparagus and butter/hollandaise sauce.

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Additional information

Vintage

2019

Country of Origin

Grape Variety

Food Pairing

Asian Food, Pork, Poultry

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

Full Bodied & Rich Whites

1 review for The Foundry Viognier

  1. rpejs.timmins

    Cracking Viognier. Complex with the signature orange overtones and a taste of nectar at the front of the mouth. Recommended.

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