Refined and elegant

Lourensford Limited Release Viognier 2016

Lourensford Limited Release Viognier 2016
  • LOU-032016
  • Fruit driven and spicy with an exotic note
  • Well balanced acidity with a mineral aftertaste
  • Numerous awarded, oak matured white wine
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

14.95  19.93 /l

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The Lourensford Limited Release Viognier gives off the exotic scent of jasmine and lavender,...
The Lourensford Limited Release Viognier gives off the exotic scent of jasmine and lavender, surrounded by grapefruit, white peach and a hint of dried apricots. On the palate, the refined and elegant white wine that matured in French and Hungarian oak for eleven months presents itself also fruit driven and spicy. With nuances of quince, nutmeg, ginger and vanilla, a multifaceted spectrum of flavours reveals, underlined by creamy lemon butter. The well balanced acidity and the mineral note during the finish gives the Lourensford Limited Release Viognier whose grapes originates from a single vineyard, the finishing touch. The white wine goes very well with poignant dishes with rosemary yet it is also a great companion to a curry dish or Indian cuisine.

Awards

Jg. 2016
4 John Platter Stars, Decanter Bronze, Mundus Vini Gold, Old Mutual Trophy Silver, Tim Atkin 91 Points
Jg. 2015
4.5 John Platter Stars, The Michelangelo Silver, Tim Atkin 91 Points

Expert Judgement

"Rich, textured and suitably aromatic, like peaches and cream in a glass. Broad, soft and opulent, with oak adding a patina of vanilla spice and just enough acidity for balance. Hedonistic, palate-coating stuff." Tim Atkin

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Name:
Lourensford Limited Release Viognier 2016
Article-No.:
LOU-032016
Grape Varieties:
Viognier
Vintage:
2016
Winery:
Lourensford
Importer:
CAPREO GmbH, D-46562, Voerde
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
14.95 € / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14,5 % Vol.
Acidity:
7,2 g/l
Residual Sugar:
3,5 g/l
Serve at:
10-12 °C
Best before:
2019
In the Cellar:
Matured in Hungarian and French oak for 11 months.
Appellation:
Stellenbosch
Allergen:
Sulphite

Lourensford with Traces of the first Civilisation

In the area where today’s winery Lourensford is located, artefacts from the Early and Middle Stone Age had been found. The first humans had therefore lived here as early as 200.000 years ago. Some museums and exhibitions give testament to this long history. Wine cultivation on the other hand is in its early years in Lourensford. It was around 1700 when some immigrants from Europe planted vines into the nutrient soil. It used to be part of Vergelegen but when this estate was divided into four smaller farms in 1709, the place that wine lovers worldwide know as Lourensford came into being. A place that is closely associated with a constantly high quality with every new vintage.

History and Modernity

Without doubt, Lourensford is one of the most beautiful wineries in South Africa. The grand landscape surrounding the estate captivates and excites all visitors. And not just them. National as well as international films use the unique view for their productions, amongst them some big Hollywood films. The impressive interplay of Lourensford’s rich history, manifested in the beautiful architecture, with the state-of-the-art technology in the wine cellar is also movie material. This exciting environment makes for a cosy atmosphere amongst staff and visitors of the yard which invites to lean back - but also to enjoy fantastic high class wines that can be tasted in a relaxed and stylishly furnished Tasting Room.

Elegance and full-bodied Complexity

The wine from Lourensford belongs to the special aspects of the typical South African high class wine. Classic elegance just like the noble bottles from Europe joins a strong richness and a full-bodied complexity that define the wine from South Africa. Three different Ranges ensure that there is the right product for almost every taste and demand. Wine novices that are ready to dive into the fascinating world of premium wines, but also experienced connoisseurs will surely find a wonderful wine they like at Lourensford.