Aug. 29 - Sept. 5, 2016
April 2017 (First Bottling)
Gold Medal - Reserve Class Champion 2018 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition
The fruit for our 2016 Viognier was harvested between August 29th and Sept. 5th, 2016. The majority of fruit came from our own Estate Vineyards and averaged 26 Brix at harvest. The juice was cold fermented in Stainless Steel to retain the unique fruit characteristics of Viognier.
Light straw in color, the 2016 McManis Family Vineyards Viognier has aromas of Peach, Pear and Apricot. The rich, velvety wine is full of fruit flavors promised by the aroma. The long fruit finish has a slight note of minerality, but is smooth and lacks any of the bitterness often associated with this variety.