Frolic Viognier 2013
Pale gold in color with a rich, fresh honeysuckle and orange blossom nose. In the mouth, very pleasant clean, light, lively flavors of peach and apricot, medium rich body with a nice finish of well balanced acidity.
The color combined with powerful floral and fruit aromas of Viognier suggest a sweet wine but it is predominantly dry with low acidity.
The highly aromatic and fruit forward nature of this wine will pair well with spicy foods such as Thai or Vietnamese cuisine. The subtle floral notes make it a perfect match with sushi and sashimi.
The 2013 vintage exceeded our expectations on both quality and quantity. Rare as it was to have another fruitful year right after the record breaking 2013 crush, the quality across all varietals was also excellent.
The overall vigor of this growing season was high which required more canopy management and more vigilance with regard to pest abatement. The harvest began and finished early, the timing of crop maturity being dictated entirely by our canopy management practices and manually reduced crop load.
By addressing canopy management and green fruit harvesting early we were able to significantly reduce pest pressure and encourage early fruit ripening. The final wine quality in tank was excellent across the board for all varietals and appellations.