Spice Route Viognier 2009

Viognier from South Africa

Price: $23.00 $19.99
Save $3.01 (13%)
Item No. 109289
  • WS89
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: 14.5%

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

The vineyard is starting to mature well and producing fruit with complexity and great potential. The intense fruit character of the wine is well-supported by the addition of oak, making a bold wine with good aging potential.

Light bronze in the glass. Perfumed aromas of tropical fruit and candied orange peel. Spicy complexity and rich mouthfeel, with ripe fruit reappearing on the palate. Perfume and warming spice continue for an elegant and lengthy finish.

Critical Acclaim

"A ripe, lush style, with creamed peach, melon and brioche notes laced with a hint of bitter almond to keep it honest. Drink now. 2,500 cases made."
89 Points

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La-La - Alameda, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/27/2012)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
I really enjoyed this wine. Taste of fruit and exotic spice for a lenghty finish.
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nikkileth - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/27/2012)
This actually did not impress me too much, it was a bit spicy and had a long finish. Just not my kinda go to wine.
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Rating:
(8/21/2012)
Style: Light & Crisp
I love this wine. Its crisp, refreshing, fruity and spicy...perfect, especially for summer. I just ordered more and I hope they never run out........this is a fixture for me now....yum
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Learn About Spice Route Map ItMap It

Five centuries ago the ancient mariners braved uncharted seas to round the Cape in search of exotic spices. Their nerve and dash inspired Charles Back to found the Spice Route Winery in 1997. Charles had bought the farm Klein Amoskuil, and this Malmesbury based farm is now home to Spice Route's Swartland terroir styled wines. The Spice Route Winery has found its signature wine...

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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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