2015 | 2013 | 2010

Six Hats Viognier
2015 Viognier

Viticulture

Vineyard: Mainly located in the Swartland region.
Soil Type: Koffieklip and deep red oakleaf soils with deep water retention.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: Mid-March.
Yield: < 6 t/ha.

Vinification:

Six principles form the core of the Six Hats philosophy, "Partnership, Potential, Change, Equity, Dignity and Sustainability". Six Hats seeks to produce wines that will contribute to the lives of the people whose hard work is expressed in each bottle. There are minimum prices set for grapes and an additional percentage of the sales are given back to the community who uses the money to build schools, clinics and other projects to improve their lives.
Grapes are sourced from Fairtrade certified vineyards predominantly in the Swartland region. These are trellised vineyards and grow on koffieklip and deep red oakleaf soils with deep water retention. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and yields are managed down below 6 tons per hectare.
Grapes were handpicked very early in the morning allowing the fruits to retain their natural flavors. Only the free run juice was used, allowed to settle and inoculated with selected yeast strain, fermented under controlled conditions at 12° Centigrade.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Bright.
Nose: Tropical aromas with pineapple and some peach.
Palate: Lush, with a refreshing acidity and some spice.
Other: Enjoy as an aperitif, also goes well with seared tuna or slightly spiced Asian cuisine.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13.5
RS (g/l): 1.4
TA (g/l): 5.56
pH: 3.58