2019 Deep Sky Vineyard Viognier
Deep Sky Vineyard
Aged 6 months in stainless steel. This wine saw only minimal cold-stabilization, did NOT undergo heat-stabilization and is filtered, but unfined.
We’ve met quite a few superb Arizona Viogniers over the years and are convinced that it will have a place in this state for many years to come. Some of our favorite AZ Viognier comes from the Asmundson family at Deep Sky Vineyards. Every year, it makes a classic wine with trademark characters of quince/pear, white blossoms and an elegant softness. We love working with this meticulous vineyard and thought this vintage was so tasty that we needed to steal a small portion from our Descendants blend to bottle on its own. Only 49 cases produced.
Willcox AVA – Cochise County - 100% Viognier from Deep Sky Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested on Aug. 17th - Sugar at harvest: 23.0 Brix.
Pressed whole-cluster. Juice then settled 48 hours, racked and inoculated with specially selected yeasts (Rhone4600). Fermented in stainless steel at 55F for 16 days. Malolactic fermentation inhibited.
Drink within 1-2 years