2017 Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Viognier
This wine elegantly balances bold ripe notes of tangerine, apricot, and honeysuckle with a rich mouthfeel. You'll find tangerine, and apricot on the palate with a delicate balance of acidity and sweetness.
One of the coldest winters we’ve experienced in years gave way to a cool, wet spring. Compared to typical years, berry development was delayed by a few weeks. This, coupled with the hot, dry summer resulted in smaller and more concentrated grapes. Fall weather cooled down quickly, but our vineyard crew was able to bring in our fruit prior to any risk of frost. Overall, expect delicate red wines with concentrated flavours and lively, aromatic whites.
One of our later picked white varietals, this wine hails from our Bullpine Vineyard in South Oliver. On October 11th, we harvested and began fermenting. A portion of the wine was transfered into neutral barrels to finish fermentation in order to develop a round mouthfeel to go with the ripe, bold flavours of a very ripe Viognier.
Food Pairing Notes
Try it with tangerine and walniut salad with feta cheese and a blood orange vinaigrette, veal fillet with an apricot compote, chicken and apricot terrine, or turkey breast and mashed potatoes. Cheese: Baked Brie with dried apricot, farmer's cheese, Pecorino Marzolino