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Fox Gordon Abby Viognier 2015

The grapes for Fox Gordon's 'Abby' Viognier come from a single vineyard in the Mount Crawford Forest with stony soils which keep yields low and consistent. The vines are 13 years old and are trained on a double cordon system to keep yields balanced. Viognier has a tendency to ripen unevenly so picking dates are crucial to avoid excess acidity or heavy weighty textures.

Once at the winery the grapes were pressed gently in order to keep the acid tight. During vinification lots of lees work took place before and after fermentation, to encourage palate density and mid palate depth. The yeast used during fermentation was wild, which added more complexity to the wine. The wine spent four months on its lees.

The resulting wine offers a classic Viognier nose, with ripe apricots and pears that follow through on to the palate. Unoaked, the texture is light and lifted and it is balanced with beautifully clean acidity.


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Fox Gordon
South Australia
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Adelaide Hills
White Wine
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