Viognier Grappa 2015
Label: Allée Bleue
Farm Location: R45 Franschhoek Valley
Wine-maker: Van Zyl du Toit
Grape Varieties: Viognier
Style of wine: Premium Husk Spirits
Verification: The grapes were sources from a special block of Viognier on the banks of the Dwars River. After crushing the grappa was fermented on the skins in special plastic containers until dry. Afterwards the skins and wine were distilled (From there Husk Spirits) in a special copper still and only the heart was used for the second distillation. After that the grappa underwent some aging and maturing before bottling in November 2011.
Winemaker’s notes: The flavours are potent and powerful, yet with a quaint elegance. Rich tropical fruits, hints of apricot and fig welcomes you on the nose.Alight hint of nuttiness reminds of rich Christmas pudding. The palate is clean, refreshing and SMOOTH. The grappa is well balanced and not overwhelming as many people would think. But it does kick like a female ostrich in heat.
Food pairing: Serve as the perfect match with your best Espresso. Will also pair well with summer fruit cocktail with a grappa and pistachio ice cream.