2016 Deep Sky Vineyard Viognier
Deep Sky Vineyard
TA: 6.1 g/L
Aged 5 months in stainless steel and 2 months in 100% neutral oak (without lees stirring). This wine saw only minimal cold-stabilization, did NOT undergo heat stabilization and is filtered, but un-fined.
We’ve met quite a few superb AZ 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 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.
Willcox AVA - 100% Viognier from Deep Sky Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested on Aug. 16th - Sugar at harvest: 23.9 Brix.
Pressed whole-cluster. Juice then settled 48 hours, racked, and inoculated with specially selected yeasts (Rhone4600). Fermented in stainless steel at 55 F for 18 days. Malolactic fermentation inhibited.
Drink within 1-2 years