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2013 Araujo Estate Eisele Vineyard Viognier 750ml

2013 Araujo Estate Eisele Vineyard Viognier

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The 2013 growing season began with dry, warm weather that delivered one of the earliest recorded bud breaks. Fears of frost gave way to anticipation as warm May weather brought even flowering and a strong fruit set. Under canopies left at full size, a heat wave which ended on July fourth had little impact and the balance of the season progressed under optimal conditions. As flavors developed evenly across the Eisele Vineyard, golden Viognier clusters were harvested in the second week of September during cool morning hours. The fruit was whole-cluster pressed and fermented with native yeasts in 50% stainless steel and 50% used French oak. The wine was aged “sur lie” for 10 months with timely batonnage. The grapes were certified ‘Organic’ by California Certified Organic Farmers and ‘Biodynamic’ by Demeter. Our winemaking team notes “The 2013 Eisele Viognier shows an exceptional liveliness that carries through the expansive palate. While loaded with peach, orange and honeysuckle, it finishes with fresh, clean minerality – this wine is at once rich, intense and precise.”
- Winemaker's Notes

Producer: Araujo
Website: www.araujoestate.com

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Varietal: Viognier
Viognier wines are well known for their floral aromas, and terpenes, which are also found in Muscat and Riesling wines. There are also many other powerful flower and fruit aromas which can be perceived in these wines depending on where they were grown, the weather conditions and how old the vines were. Although some of these wines, especially those from old vines and the late-harvest wines, are suitable for aging, most are intended to be consumed young.

Country: United States
Although wine is made in all 50 states, it is understandable, with almost 90% of the country's production, that California is synonymous with domestic wine. As of 2010 harvest, reports indicate that Washington, New York & Oregon account for additional 6% of production, meanwhile Virginia, Missouri and Texas's wine industries are growing to a point beyond that of just a tourist attraction.

Region: California
California is one of the most diverse wine producing regions of the world. Although it has a history spanning over 200 years, it has experienced most of its growth in the last fifty years. The regions of Napa Valley and Sonoma County have become as renowned as France’s Bordeaux and Burgundy. While Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay are by far the most popular fine wine varieties, producers in the Golden State have also experimented with an unparalleled array of diverse varieties, including Zinfandel, Syrah, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, and Tempranillo.

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Type: White
White wine is a wine whose color can be pale-yellow, yellow-green, and yellow-gold colored. The wine is produced from a variety of grape varieties. The flavor and color comes from the juice of the grape and sometimes the skin of the grape as well. Interestingly, not all white wine comes from white grapes. Some select red grapes are used as in Champagne.