Frolic Viognier 2022


Famous as the white grape of the northern Rhône, Viognier with its heady aroma of spring blooming jasmine and honeysuckle and the rich flavors of apricot and peach make it a popular and food-friendly choice, best tasted as a young wine. This wine will pair well with spicy foods such as Thai, Indian or Vietnamese curried dishes.

A particularly fragrant and full-bodied single-varietal white wine, the aromatic Frolic Viognier fills the glass with subtle primary aromas characteristic of honeysuckle or jasmine, together with cantaloupe and Crenshaw melon-like flavors in the mouth and then, of course, a perfectly dry finish with hints of red grapefruit.

Powerfully exotic, Frolic is a rich, dry white wine made for drinking young. The subtle floral notes make it a perfect match with sushi and sashimi as well as . Frolic also pairs well with spicy foods such as Thai, Vietnamese, Indian or Mexican cuisine.

Because it has a tendency to develop high sugar but low acid Viognier can often produce wines with neutral flavor and high alcohol - but not Frolic!

We have addressed these issues with correct terroir and vinification but the rarity of quality Viognier and the associated extra growing and production costs makes it relatively expensive to produce.

With its potential for tropical fruit flavors and creamy mouthfeel we ferment and age our Frolic Viognier in French Oak barrels. This makes it a little more full-bodied highlighting its distinctive fruit character.
Frolic Viognier is from a single vineyard which produced only 650 cases.
Color White
Vintage 2022
Harvest Date 28th Sep 2022
Style White Rhone
Appellation Mendocino
Varietal Viognier
Date Bottled 9th Mar 2023
Drinkable 2024 - 2026
Alcohol 14.40%
Bottle Size 750ml
PH Level 3.37
Residual Sugar 0.134
TA 0.661