Hilton Vineyards ‘The Ancient’ Viognier 2017
“A full-bodied Viognier with opulent flavours and a mouth-watering appeal. Once you open this wine, it will be difficult not to finish the bottle.”
R500.00 per bottle (South Africa)
The name, ‘The Ancient’ refers to the style of wines that were created some 2000 years ago by people living in Mesopotamia, Thebes, Greece and ancient Rome who made orange wine from green grapes that were soaked and macerated on their skins. This practice not only leads to fuller flavoured and more tannic wines, but also influences the wine’s colour by creating hues of dark gold, amber and orange. This 100% whole-bunch pressed Viognier was fermented in 500L old oak foudres for 9 months, resulting in a wine that is rich, concentrated and extremely fragrant.
5 years aging potential