Initially planted to co-ferment Viognier with Syrah, Viognier has become a quiet favorite with the wine club. With only a few acres planted, the wine seldom makes it out into the world of distribution and sells out upon release. Like all of our wines at Stolpman, we aim to harvest Viognier for a bright, fresh, and energetic profile.
A cold spring led to a moderate summer without significant heat spikes through harvest. Over-all, 2021 harvest arrived late, with traditional reds beginning to hit peak ripeness at the end of September and through October. With this even, moderate harvest forecast, we picked 2/3 of the Viognier fruit on September 14 and returned for the final 1/3 a bit riper on September 24.
Ripe peach through to Nectarine tang flecked with citrus and sweet+sour candy. Significant depth and body buoyed by upfront crisp acidity. Certainly a classic Stolpman Viognier for the cuvee’s devoted fans!