1772 Viognier 2017
The 1772 Viognier is comprised of a blend from two blocks on Tolosa’s estate vineyard, Edna Ranch. Block 576, located on the Poletti section, produced 34% of the fruit for this wine. The fruit was fermented in a stainless steel tank to preserve a fresh and crisp acidity. Block 551, located on the Stornetta section, was picked 2 weeks later and produced 66% of the fruit for this wine. The Stornetta portion of Viognier was fermented in neutral French oak barrels and aged for 5 months on the lees to build the mid-palate. The components were blended to create a balanced wine showcasing the natural acidity and a rich structure.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
Our 1772 Viognier is comprised of grapes from the Poletti and Stornetta sections of Tolosa’s estate vineyard, Edna Ranch. The majority of the grapes came from block 576, located in the Poletti vineyard which were picked at the end of August. This vineyard site is planted on an ancient sea bed. The lighter soil absorbs the suns warmth causing the Viognier grapes to ripen early. The remainder of the grapes came from block 551 located on the Stornetta vineyard site. These vines are planted at the bottom of a hill on deeper soil which extends the ripening period for these grapes.
Color: Gold with heavy silver highlights
On the Nose: Warm vanilla bean, with hint of peach and raw almond leading to confectionary notes of honey and candied lemon
On the Palate: Graham cracker, dried apricot, pineapple, freeze dried apple with a hint of an oily texture evolving into a balanced burst of acidity, with chestnut and salinity on the finish
Fermentation: 66% fermented in neutral French oak barrels and 34% fermented in stainless steel tanks
Aging: 5 month, in a combination of neutral French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks