AROMAS & FLAVORS
This wine opens with enticing aromas of nectarine, mango, orange blossom and honey. On the palate, this wine delivers fresh fruit flavors including peach, guava and lime with a touch of vanilla.
Our Viognier pairs well with spicy cuisines such as Thai or Vietnamese. This wine is also delicious with sushi, sashimi and French cheeses.
HOW IT’S MADE
The hand-harvested Viognier grapes are gently whole-cluster pressed and then cold settled for 24 hours in stainless steel tanks before moving into barrels. This wine undergoes 25% malolactic fermentation and is aged in new and older French oak barrels. The wine is sur lee aged and stirred every 2 weeks until bottling.
The winter of 2020-2021 had minimal rainfall and mild temperatures leading to drought conditions in Sonoma County. With a warmer than average winter and spring, budbreak was two weeks ahead of normal. Summer was warm and dry, with a few short heat spikes. The warm weather resulted in beautifully ripened fruit and the earliest harvest Ferrari-Carano has ever had, August 16th! The white grape harvest was finished on October 8th.