FC NV Viognier
2020

Ferrari-Carano Viognier

A Rhone grape varietal hailing originally from France, our 2020 Viognier is comprised of grapes from a single vineyard on our mountain ranch in Alexander Valley.

APPELLATION: Sonoma County

GRAPE: Viognier

COOPERAGE: 8 months in 28.5% new select French oak, 33% 1 year (2019) and 38.5% neutral

RELEASE: Summer2021

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AROMAS & FLAVORS

This wine offers characters reminiscent of a summer’s day. Aromas of fresh flowers married with apricot, honeysuckle, lychee and marshmallow lead to vibrant flavors of stone fruit intertwined with guava, Meyer lemon, vanilla and honey.

FOOD PAIRINGS

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 2 days in stainless steel tanks before moving into barrels. This wine undergoes 40% 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 VINTAGE

The winter of 2019-2020 produced average rainfall in Sonoma County, with the bulk of rain falling January through May. Spring temperatures were mild and warm, with bud break two weeks earlier than average. Temperatures during the summer were above average, with few nights of fog and cloud cover. The month of September was perfect for grape ripening, and harvest was completed on October 2.

2018

Ferrari-Carano Pinot Noir , Anderson Valley

92 Points – Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast
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