Fairview Viognier 2009

Viognier from South Africa

Price: $17.99
Item No. 113925
  • RP89
  • ST89
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

White pear and red apple fruit aromas, with a lovely spiciness. Fragrant marmalade and pear fruit flavors, with good tannin grip and structure on the finish.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2009 Viognier has a fine quite understated bouquet with touches of hazelnut, lime, almond and lemon curd with good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with a waxy texture, good acidity and just a touch of spice towards the finish. It is a good take on a capricious grape variety. Drink now-2013. "
89 Points

"Pale yellow. Aromas of tropical fruits, peach nectar and brown spices. Just off-dry and chewy in the mouth, with a hint of spicy oak complicating the subtle peach and tropical fruit flavors. Offers nice life and lift but I'd still catch this one early for its lovely fruit. "
89 Points

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Learn About Fairview Map ItMap It

The home of Fairview wines is a 300 ha farm on the southwest-facing slopes of Paarl Mountain, a granite rock outcrop in the heart of the Paarl wine district, viticulturally among the most historic and influential areas of the Cape winelands. Winemaking on the farm can be traced back to 1699, not quite a half-century after the first European settlers arrived in southern Africa. But...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Viognier

Viognier(vee-ohn-YAY) Viognier is best known for producing the rich, aromatic white wines of the Northern Rhone. Once a pricey commodity of the area, it's now much easier to find and drink. The perfumed grape creates wines of distinct aromas and flavors. Lower in acid and even lower yielding, Viognier kept to itself in Southern France until some traveling winemakers took hold of...

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