2022 Estate ViognierRegular price$4500 $45.00
2022 Estate Viognier
Dovecote Viognier is made to be an expressive yet graceful and polished rendition of this full-bodied aromatic varietal. Bright pale straw, the 2022 Dovecote Viognier begins aromas of fresh rain on a gravel road, night jasmine, and nectarine blossoms. In the glass a palate of guava and crisp Asian pear is framed by a zesty acid-driven structure and an elegantly mineraled finish.
Classic matches such as oysters, scallops, and poultry are wonderful, yet our Estate Viognier can stand up to and complement the more challenging dishes such as grilled artichokes, Indian and Chinese cuisine, and spiced Latin American fare.
- Alcohol 14.8%
- Vintage 2022
- Varietal 100% Viognier
- Vineyard Quail Valley Vineyard
- Appellation Los Olivos District
- Vine Age 24 years
- Soil Rocky alluvial sand
- Farming Sustainable
- Climate Intermediate II/III
Dovecote Estate Viognier is produced from a single-acre vineyard planted on rocky alluvial soil in 1998 within a relatively cool area of the Los Olivos District AVA. Today we lovingly hand-farm it without any machinery or power equipment. When we acquired the vineyard in 2014, it had been ignored for years by its prior owners who had lost interest in the finicky tedium of viticulture. We believed in the potential of the site, which lies in a narrow valley that permits enough warmth to ripen the fruit slowly and retain acidity, while also limiting harsh sun exposure that can mute Viognier’s beautiful aromatics. Over the next three years we worked to revive the spirit of our Quail Valley Vineyard, and in 2017 it rewarded us with our first vintage of perfect fruit.