Viognier Vertical Gift Set
Enjoy a Limited Edition Gift set comprised of 2017-2018 Amazing Grace Viognier.
Hailing from a 2 acre parcel of Viognier vines planted in 2001 on a sandy granite mountainside looking out westward over the picturesque Rockfish River Valley this vertical set is sure to impress. This showcased set comes ready to gift, so share it with friends!
Our Amazing Grace Vineyard Viognier has been a staff and customer favorite since its debut vintage in 2015. In part, that is thanks to the varietal itself. Virginia Viognier picked fully ripe produces a wine possessed of an exotic, seductive perfume and broad, voluptuous stone fruit character that is difficult to resist. And certainly, in those respects our 2017 Viognier is true to type. Leaping from the glass with musky, floral aromatics of honeysuckle, mayflower, and donut peach, the wine is rich and unctuous, with pear and peach flavors predominating on the palate. What sets this wine apart, however, is its unusual sense of place, also known as terroir character. Where many of its brethren are rather one-dimensionally fruity, Thatch Winery's Viognier is further complicated by an intense, granitic minerality that serves to lift and enliven its palate. Drink any time now-2021.
The 2018 vintage of this wine boasts uncommon weight and concentration. Poor weather during flowering in 2018 cut potential yields by almost 50% compared to 2017 and dramatically increased the occurrence of tiny, super-concentrated “shot berries” throughout the vineyard. This small crop matured extremely quickly through the hot, sunny month of August, and was picked at peak ripeness on September 6th, just before the worst of the rain started. Fermented and aged in a combination of French oak and stainless steel, the wine is immediately notable for the texture and power that only low yields can provide. With aromas of pear nectar, grilled pineapple, and vanilla bean, this decadent Viognier nevertheless remains fresh and lively thanks to the brisk acidity Amazing Grace’s cooler microclimate always provides. Drink any time now-2022