Smitten Smitten

100% Viognier from Santa Ynez.

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Tasting Notes

Smitten Tasting Notes

Light gold in color, our “Smitten” is 100% Viognier.  Crisp and light in the mouth, the lovely floral aroma has hints of peaches, typical of Viognier.  The finish has the essence of green apple and slight minerality.  This wine has no oak and is ideal for warm summer days or with light appetizers.

Smitten Production Practices

Grapes were handpicked into ½ ton picking bins; clusters were sorted by hand. Under-ripe and damaged fruit were removed during the sorting process. Viognier whole cluster pressed into tank. We inoculated the blend with V3 White yeast, known to produce fresh aromatic wines. Slow fermentation was temperature-controlled at 59 degrees Fahrenheit. After fermentation ceased, the wine was aged “sur lies” in tank, and stirred weekly during its aging process.  To retain its acidity and stone fruit characteristic, the wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation.

Smitten Specifics

  • Blend: 100% Viognier
  • Viognier: 9/12/12
  • Harvest method: 100% hand-harvested
  • Slow Cold Fermention: 6 months with V3 White Yeast
  • Bottled: March 30, 2013
  • pH: 3.33
  • Alcohol: 13.6%
  • Released: May, 2013

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