Viognier 2021/22, Bodega Garzon Estate, Uruguay
`De Corte` translates as `blend` and this wine has aromas of honeysuckle, green apple, and peach. On the palate, flavours of dried apricot and white peach add to the roundness of the wine, while the steely minerality and firm acidity add a refreshing lift.
Bodega Garzón is a family-owned winery in Maldonado on the Atlantic coast in southern Uruguay. They pioneered viticulture in this area over 10 years ago, and have since become the standard-bearer for premium wines from Uruguay. In November 2018, their pioneering status was recognised by Wine Enthusiast with the ‘New World Winery of the Year’ award.
The hand-harvested grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks at 17ºC for two weeks. The wine then remained in tank for a further three months on lees before blending and bottling.