Limited Release

2020 DJL Viognier

$26.00
$156.00

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A single vineyard wine only produced in exceptional years; this limited (100 dozen) Cellar Door release Viognier is estate grown on our Boodjudup vineyard.

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Viticulture

Viognier
2020
Margaret River
Average Winter rainfall followed by a warm/dry Spring set up an early start to the growing season. Fruit set was variable, resulting in lower yields across most varieties. The warm Summer daytime temperatures combined with low yields saw harvest begin very early, at the end of January (one of our earliest ever) and all whites were harvested before the end of February. An incredible display of Marri blossom meant bird pressure was practically non-existent in the first half of vintage, and a short rain event after the white harvest offered some respite setting up the reds perfectly. Warm conditions continued throughout March, with all of the reds being harvested by the first week of April, our earliest ever harvest completion. In summary, 2020 will be remembered as an excellent vintage in Margaret River.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw.
The fresh bouquet displays tropical fruits, and spice, with apricot squares and honeysuckle characters in the background.
Medium-full bodied, the palate displays ripe stone fruits and guava characters, with a lovely fruit sweetness balanced by crisp citrus characters and tangy, lingering finish.

Winemaking

13
750ml
3.11
A two-tonne parcel of fruit pressed, without any crushing, and naturally fermented using wild yeast in French oak barriques (25% new) which were lees stirred regularly for nine months adding texture and complexity prior to selecting the best barrels which were used in the blend.