Ridgeback Viognier 2023

I ntense, upfront notes of citrus blossom, glazed pineapple, white peach and a hint of lavender. A creamy midpalate is well supported by subtle oak spice and lingering ruby grapefruit on the elegant finish.

Key ingredients

Viognier 100%

Food Pairing

This bold food wine would complement a wide range of spicy dishes which include Indian, Malay and Thai curries.

Experience the Essence: Indulge in Ridgeback Viognier 2023

Bottle Analysis

Wine of Origin: Paarl
Slopes: East and North-East
Soils: Oakleaf and Clovelly
Cellaring: Drink now to 10 years
Number of Bottles: 7 751
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Residual Sugar: 4.4 g/l
TA:  6.3 g
pH: 3.26
Total SO2: 95 mg/l
Bottling Date: November 2023


  • The grapes used in this premium wine were night harvested and destemmed in the early morning without crushing the berries, retaining a whole-berry component to press at about 70%.

  • The juice was settled overnight at 9 degrees Celsius and the clear juice was then gravity fed to 14% new 400 litre French oak barrels as well as a combination of second and third fill 400 litre French oak barrels.

  • All barrels underwent natural fermentation for the first 5 degrees balling and were then inoculated with a commercial yeast strain to ensure a clean ferment to dryness.

  • The wine was matured in barrel for 9 months and batonaged regularly to develop mouthfeel. Mid-palate and wood integration were further enhanced by the use of larger barrels.

  • A light filtration was done shortly before bottling.