NGERINGA Single Vineyard Iluma Viognier 2021 750mL
A wine with classic primary Viognier characters of white flesh stone fruit white pepper spice and delicate lavender floral notes. Round, viscous and sensual on the palate but pulled in tight with a presence of acidity and textural tannin.
On the northern slope of the Mount Barker Summit at an altitude of 420m, is the lluma Vineyard, home of our most inspiring and exciting grapes we grow. The majority of Ngeringa Syrah and Viognier is planted in the lluma vineyard, facing west on lean, textured soil of micaceous schist and ironstone over clay. The lluma vineyard is also long certified biodynamic with no chemical sprays applied.
This wine was made in two components; half was fermented on skins for 5 days and the other 50% was whole bunch pressed without skin contact. Both 100% malolactic fermentation matured in partial new barriques and older oak. Bottled under Diam Origine 30 corks.
Alc 12.7% ABV
The wines of 2021 have come together beautifully, after a near perfect growing season and vintage conditions. For the first time in a few years we had reasonable winter rains going into the spring of 2020 and also some good follow-up rains right into early summer.
There was no late season frost, no hail, and amazing weather conditions during flowering. We also had a much milder than average summer in 2021 with no severe heat spikes. This resulted in a perfectly long ripening season and optimal ripening conditions.
It’s rare that amazing quality, concentration of flavour and finesse comes together with such generous quantity. Truly an outstanding vintage.