Maryhill Columbia Valley Viognier 2019

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Description

Maryhill Columbia Valley Viognier 2019

THE VINTAGE

The 2019 was a consistently temperate season. Very few extreme heat days allowed for even ripening and little stress on grape flavor development. While some areas were impacted from early season frosts, we saw little damage in the locations we source grapes from. Acids held well across whites and reds and will deliver great brightness in the whites and graceful aging for years to come in the reds. Maryhill Winery received a total of 1,249 tons of fruit in 2019.

THE VINEYARD

Sourced from our award-winning vineyards in Washington state’s Columbia Valley AVA.

THE WINEMAKING

Throughout harvest, Winemaker Richard Batchelor worked closely with local growers and visited each vineyard to taste for maturity and ripeness to determine the precise moment to
pick the fruit. Grapes were harvested during the cool hours of the morning to preserve bright fruit notes and destemmed into the press, where each lot was processed on a champagne cycle. This is a slower press cycle that is extremely gentle on the fruit ensuring optimum fruit character is preserved. The juice was kept separate and partially fermented in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves. Once fermentation was finished, this wine was blended together to encapsulate the varietal character and highlight the harmony arising from the wood fermented portion.

TASTING NOTES

Fresh nectar notes with jasmine, grapefruit and white peach. Apricot and ripe nectarine layer over honey and a hint of dried chamomile to a long juicy finish.

Awards

Gold (91pts) Seattle Wine Awards

 

Varietal Composition: 100% Viognier
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Bottled: July 21, 2020
Technical Data: Alc. 13.9% by vol; RS: 1.1; TA: 5.77 g/l; pH 3.37
Cases Produced: 7,176
Production & Aging: Partially fermented on 20% French oak staves

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 6 × 6 in

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