2023 Viognier
Wine Specs
Vintage
2022
Harvest Date
September 10 & 16, 2023
Acid
8.1 g/L
pH
3.5
Bottling Date
February 7, 2024
Residual Sugar
6.5 g/L
Alcohol %
12.2

2023 Viognier

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
With medium plus intensity, aromas of tangerine, ripe apricot and orange blossom drift to the nose, enticing the drinker to sip a wine brimming with delicate notes of bright Okanagan stone fruits, a hint of fennel fronds and a crisp finish with a streak of minerality. This memorable wine can be enjoyed on its own or perhaps alongside a dish of Pacific lingcod.
Vineyard Notes
The winter of 2022 set up less-than-ideal projections for 2023; however, the 2023 growing season at Hester Creek was everything that one could hope for in producing outstanding grapes for our wines. Growing Degree Days (GDD) reached 1835, making it the highest accumulation of GDDs for the months of April through August. Harvest began earlier than usual on August 25th with Pinot Noir and ended on October 1st with Cabernet Sauvignon. This compacted season became a story of quality over quantity and allowed our winemaking team to create new wines for our portfolio, craft variations of existing wines and use techniques like whole cluster pressing on 90% of our white wines and allowing for extended maceration periods on our red wines. Overall, the Hester Creek wine coming out of the 2023 season is an example of excellence rooted in the South Okanagan terroir.
Winemaker Notes
Our 2023 Viognier was hand harvested from two South Okanagan vineyards to bring out the best of the South Okanagan terroir before being whole cluster pressed to extract a clean and deliciously aromatic juice. A 27-day cold fermentation at 120C in stainless steel was conducted to enhance the bright aromatics and highlight the full and refreshing mouthfeel. After fermentation, the Viognier was aged for five months in stainless steel tanks before being bottled in early February of 2024.
Other Notes
Double Gold ~ All Canadian Wine Championships, 91 Points ~ BC Wine Awards Top 50, 92 Points ~ Christine Campbell, 92 Points ~ Julian Park

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