Viognier, 2012. Flagstone

Viognier, 2012. Flagstone

Item #: V0916W1IR
Vintage: 2012
Varietal: Viognier
Vineyard/Appellation: South Africa
Color: Deep yellow
Nose: White peach
Palate: Very full
Finish: Lovely crispness
Rating: 96
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2017/Seafood, light meats, fowl/Alcohol: 13.5%

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Winemaker, Bruce Jack, is not only one of the best there is in South Africa, he is also a scholar with degrees (Bachelor's and Master's) in literature and one in winemaking. Certainly, one of the most educatedwinemakers we've come across. The decision to call this wine "Rumour Mill" was simply due to the fact that Bruce didn't believe "Viognier" rolled off the tongue easily. Hard to argue with a manwho has a masters in literature.

Bruce sources his grapes from what he calls "five core vineyards." These are vineyards he has been working with for nearly a decade and can rely on to produce consistent results year in and year out.

Flagstone is also very committed to biodiversity in terms of keeping the balance between making the best wine possible and respecting the needs of Mother Nature. It's a constant concern, but one theyare committed to.

South Africa is an amazing place to make wine. The weather here is almost flawless. The sun shines almost every day and it practically never rains when it shouldn't. Add to that, volcanic soils and a lush coast; which means there is a lot of sea matter in the mix. There you have almost perfect conditions to grow grapes.

Flagstone was the first winery to make Viognier in South Africa and is now considered on of the grape's finest producers. It seems to flourish here judging from the lovely floral and spice notes in this incredibleoffering.

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