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The Emperor Probus Viognier 2018

The Emperor Probus Viognier 2018
The Emperor Probus Viognier 2018

TASTING NOTE
Deep bright gold - whiff of cream and clementine, peach and quince, with hints of vanilla and judicious oak maturation overtones. Tropical notes on the pallet also display white juicy fruits of lychee and apricot. Rich, concentrated, and with mouth-watering appeal, this full bodied yet soft wine will round out to become even longer and more lingering.

The 47th Roman Emperor Probus was responsible for introducing this cultivar to the Rhone in the year 281AD, where it eventually found its spiritual home of today, the Rhone Appellation of Condrieu. This wine pays homage to Marcus Aurelius Probus.

This wine pays homage to Marcus Aurelius Probus.

● WINE OF ORIGIN ELGIN
● 100% VIOGNIER
● VINTAGE 2016
● 2,338 BOTTLES PRODUCED
● Hand-picked & sorted in the vineyard, barrel select in the winery.

WINEMAKING
De-stemmed, pressed in a closed Bucher pneumatic bag press with a 2 hour period of skin contact.
Pressed at 0.5-0.8 of a bar - left for 48 hours in stainless steel to allow for sediment settling. Racked
into small French oak barrels (1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd fill). ⅓ fermented ‘wild’ and ⅔ inoculated with a Rhone
selected yeast strain, fermented at temperatures between 14-17 celcius for 7-10 days. 100%
malolactic fermentation occurred naturally on this wine.

MATURATION
100% in small French oak 50% new / 50% 2 nd / 3 rd fill barrels for 9 months

CELLARING POTENTIAL
● Optimum drinking 2020- 2022
● Cellaring potential until 2025

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Wine Information
Accolades 4.5* Platter’s Wine Guide 2020 HILTON The Emperor Probus Viognier 2018
IWSC 2019SILVER The Emperor Probus Viognier 2017
4.5* Platter’s Wine Guide 2019 HILTON The Emperor Probus Viognier 2017
92 pts TIM ATKIN REPORT 2017 The Emperor Probus Viognier 2016
4.5* Platter’s Wine Guide 2018 HILTON The Emperor Probus Viognier 2016
TOP 100 WINES SOUTH AFRICA 2017 The Emperor Probus Viognier 2015 – DOUBLE PLATINUM WINNER
IWSC 2017 SILVER OUTSTANDING HILTON The Emperor Probus Viognier 2015
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS (DWWA) 2017 SILVER MEDAL The Emperor Probus Viognier 2016
OMTWS (SOUTH AFRICA) 2016 BRONZE HILTON The Emperor Probus Viognier 2014
Brand Group Richard Hilton Vineyards Viognier
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R330.00
R330.00 per bottle
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