2016 Love-Struck Viognier

2016 Love-Struck Viognier
2016 Love-Struck Viognier

New Release, 2016 Viognier.

New release, 2016 Viognier.

Tasting notes
Welcome to our first ever all-estate grown and bottled Viognier from Bergevin Springs VY. Af- ter admiring the bright pale-yellow color, your senses are aroused by aromas of citrus and flowers - orange blossom, honey, spice, so nice! The mouth-watering acidity of the first sip is quickly countered by a viscous mid-palate - a weight and balance very common to great Viogniers. Flavors of dried apricots and a whiff of white pepper are both youthful and fresh, and very complex, which makes it a very food-friendly, summer-friendly wine; Pair with Crab Cakes, Lobster Eggrolls, or apricot cheesecake.
Production notes
Handpicked grapes were pressed whole cluster, creating richer expressive fruit flavors and preserving the delicate floral flavors . Barrel fermentation, along with the use of four distinctly different yeast types create complexity, body and a huge spectrum of fruit flavors. Extended aging on the fermentation lees leads to creaminess and brings the aromas and flavors into balance. The Idea behind this wine is to create an aromatic, romantic wine with elegance using tried and true old world techniques.
Other notes

The 2014 Growing season started perfectly, with an extended dry blooming period and ideal temperatures. The year was drier than normal and much warmer than normal from April through the first few weeks of October. These perfect growing conditions led to what Tedd Wildman, manager of Stone Tree Vineyard, called shock and awe. “First the winemaker was in shock because the quantity was between 10 and 20 percent higher than cluster counts predicted, then everyone was in awe because the quality was very, very good.” Overall, this trend repeated itself through all our vineyards. The two exceptions were Les Collines and Bergevin Springs. The Cabernet Sauvignon came in on our tonnage target and the quality is spectacular. The Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon came in on target at Bergevin Springs and the vineyard is giving hints to an earthy character that is quite unique. The Merlot from Bergevin Springs came in above expected quantity but shows the dark fruit and that earthy character found elsewhere in the vineyard. The only down side to this vintage was that the workload was as intense and concentrated as the wines. Our facility was bulging at the seams. 

Download Wine Notes
Vintage2016
VarietalViognier
Varietal CompositionViognier from our own Estate Bergevin Springs VY
AppellationWalla Walla Valley
Vineyard100% Bergevin Springs VY
AgingViognier aged in small neutral barrels and aged sur lie
Alcohol13.90%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date05/23/2016
Cases Produced369

new release

100% Bergevin Springs, our estate vineyard in Walla Walla.

Dave Harvey:

Dave Harvey joins Bergevin Lane with over 23 years of winemaking experience in Washington State working for notable wineries such as Townshend Cellars, Gordon Brothers and Terra Blanca.

We asked Dave to join our team because of his seasoned experience with Washington vineyards and winemakin. He makes stylish and well-balanced wines -plus he’s a super nice guy.

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