2018 Viognier Grand Klasse Reserve

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2018 Viognier Grand Klasse Reserve
2018 Viognier Grand Klasse Reserve

Price: $28
Founder's & Collector's Clubs: $21
Connoisseur's Club: $23.80

Barrel select release of 100% Viognier qualifying for the Grand Klasse line of Gård wines.

New Release!

Gård Wine Club Only Selection

Oak spice, butterscotch, almond paste, blood orange skin, honeycomb candy...

Tasting notes

This medium-yellow, 100% Viognier starts with ripe notes of peach, apricot, white flowers, wet stones, and flint. The wine opens to more secondary notes of oak spice, butterscotch, almond paste, blood orange skin, honeycomb candy, and a touch of musk. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a beautiful finish.

Production notes

The fruit for this wine was manually harvested and carefully sorted. Grapes were gently pressed to conserve acidity. The juice was barrel fermented in 600L puncheons and went through full malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in puncheons for 14 months and then bottle aged for another year before release.

Vintage2018
VarietalViognier
AppellationRoyal Slope
VineyardCorfu Crossing
DesignationLawrence Vineyards
PH3.43
AgingBarrel fermented in 600L puncheons and went through full malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in puncheons for 14 months and then bottle aged for another year before release.
Alcohol13.70%
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced55

Gård Vintners is 100% estate grown sustainably at Lawrence Vineyards in the Royal Slope AVA. Lawrence Vineyards features seven distinct vineyard sites with elevations ranging 930 feet to 1,675 feet. The combination of elevation and south-facing slope provides a great framework for grape production, while the diversity of the seven locations delivers a high level of complexity to Gård wines. Lawrence Vineyards is certified sustainable by Vinewise.org.

Winemaker Aryn Morell, a Washington native, honed his skills in Napa Valley working with some of the country’s most notable producers, including Silver Oak, Joseph Phelps, Quintessa, Husic, Chimney Rock, Chappellet, Stags Leap and countless others in winemaking and the chemical engineering of wine as part of a consulting company for which he worked.

Aryn joined the Gard team as head winemaker in 2011, and spends considerable time in the winery’s estate vineyard with Josh Lawrence, Gard founder and viticulturist.  With an uncompromising attention to detail, Aryn carefully crafts Gard wines with an eye toward the unique expression of terroir of the estate vineyard, and earns frequent accolades and high acclaim for his wines.

In 2014, Aryn and Gard founders Josh and Lisa Lawrence launched a winemaking facility in Walla Walla, M&L Production, where all the Gård wines are produced, bottled and aged. Aryn also makes wine for Matthews Estate, Tenor, Alleromb and Mullan Road, a Washington project for Cakebread Cellars of California.

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