Tamboerskloof Viognier 2022

Tasting Notes

Winery: Tamboerskloof
Varietal: Viognier
SKU: TAMVIO2022 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Tamboeskloof Viognier 2022



4 ½ Stars 2023 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Exudes variety’s floral, peach charm though still delightfully zesty & balanced, courtesy picking at different ripeness levels & 8% roussanne in improved 22 (92 pts). Less viscous, cleaner texture though similar vinification to 21 (91 pts). Combo stainless steel, concrete ‘egg’ & barrel, 4 months on lees.

92 pts Tim Atkin MW 2023

Reynie Oosthuizen uses grapes from three areas in Stellenbosch to craft this well-judged assemblage of Viognier and 8% Roussanne. Elegant and understated, with less alcohol than many 2022 whites, the palate combines cream, apricot and citrus flavours with a twist of aniseed. 2023-27

Winemaker Notes

A blend of 92% Viognier & 8% Roussanne

The Viognier is harvested between 22-23.5⁰ Balling. Roussanne grapes are harvested at around 20.8% Balling. Grapes are sorted three times before they are left on the skins overnight to ensure good flavour extraction and then lightly pressed with a basket press to ensure just the right amount of phenolics are extracted. Extraction was at +-450 lit /ton. Juice is settled overnight, racked and fermented in stainless steel and 1 x 500L 1st fill, 1 x 500L 2nd Fill, old 300L French oak barrels – 10%, 80% in Stainless steel and 8% (Rousanne) in concrete egg. On lees for 4 months.

A light golden wine. With aromas of tangerine, orange blossom and rose following through with peaches to the palate. The palate offers additional spices and apricot, along with texture which creates a lingering finish. A wine which shows restraint and focus from its acidity.

The Tamboerskloof Viognier 2022 is a super versatile food-wine pairing wine and compliments anything from a perfumed
Indian curry to a de Boerin olive oil-drenched caprese salad.

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