GranMonte Award Winning 2019 Viognier.
Product Code : GMT036
Variety: 100% Viognier
Region: Khao Yai Wine Geographical Indication, Nakornratchasima, Thailand
Sub-region: Asoke Valley
Altitude: 350 m. above sea level Yearly
Yearly Rainfall:: 1,400 mm Soil: Well-drained red clay soil with weathered shale and limestone
We at GranMonte are proud to be the only producer of Viognier in Thailand. This Viognier was carefully hand-harvested at its most aromatic. Picked in the cool night of February at 22°Brix, the grapes were hand-sorted before destemming and crushing. After 3 hours of skin contact and pressing, the juice was fermented in old French oak barrels, partially with wild yeast from our vineyard then lees stirred for 7 months to achieve the creaminess on the palate.
The wine shows layers of exotic flowers, expressive of tropical climate like tropical fruit, apricot, honeysuckle, almond and subtle white pepper. It is elegant, complex with long lingering finish of vanilla oak and tight acid backbone. This wine is pleasurable drinking on its own as well as lending itself to food. 2019 GranMonte Viognier is crafted to be enjoyed young and a few years of cellaring and will reveal more surprises. Drink now- 2027.