Unveiling Our Latest Masterpieces: The 2022 Viognier and 2022 Malvasia Bianca
When it comes to Texan wines, it’s hard to ignore the charisma of Viognier. Known as the king of white grapes in the state, Viognier reigns supreme based on USDA 2020 statistics. At Skies Over Texas Winery, we’re proud to present our latest creations, the 2022 Viognier and the 2022 Malvasia Bianca, both sourced from the esteemed Nogalero Estate Vineyard situated in Gaines County, in the southern part of the Texas High Plains AVA.
Our journey with the 2022 Viognier began on a sunny day in August when the grapes were harvested, setting the stage for a remarkable white wine. Afterward, this exquisite varietal was aged for seven months in a stainless steel tank. What sets it apart is the infusion of untoasted French Oak chips during primary fermentation, creating the perfect harmony of flavors and an exceptional finish.
The moment you uncork a bottle of our 2022 Viognier, you’re greeted with the enticing aromas of honeysuckle, apricot, and peach. This wine is designed to be shared with friends, perfect for those memorable moments. With your first sip, you’ll experience a crisp acidity followed by delightful hints of tangerine, mango, and peach. Despite being a light-bodied dry white, it boasts a smooth and lingering finish, making it an ideal choice for those who typically favor red wines.
Food Pairing Notes: Our Viognier is a versatile companion, pairing wonderfully with a range of dishes. From roasted chicken and grilled fish to creamy cheeses, various pasta recipes, and dishes with creamy sauces, it’s a crowd-pleaser. For those with a love for a touch of spice, try it with a flavorful Thai dish.
At Skies Over Texas Winery, we’re proud to introduce our first Malvasia Bianca, sourced once again from the renowned Nogalero Estate Vineyard in Gaines County, Texas High Plains AVA. These grapes, harvested on a warm August day in 2022, were aged for seven months in a stainless steel tank, with the unique addition of untoasted French Oak chips that give it a beautiful golden yellow color.
Prepare to be captivated by the delightfully fresh, floral, and vibrant character of our 2022 Malvasia Bianca. As you pour a glass, the aromatics of jasmine, honey, and ripe peaches burst forth with an intensity that’s impossible to ignore. This fun varietal goes beyond being just fun; it showcases elegance and complexity with notes of lemon zest, peach, and pear. Its medium-plus acidity ensures your palate stays refreshed, leading to a clean, crisp finish that will quickly establish it as your favorite.
Food Pairing Notes: Malvasia Bianca is a versatile pairing partner. It complements a variety of cuisines, from pizzas and seafood to Cajun, Japanese, and Thai. It’s a wine that can’t go wrong, offering a delightful match for a wide range of dishes.
At Skies Over Texas Winery, we take pride in crafting wines that not only reflect the unique terroir of Texas but also delight the senses of wine enthusiasts. We invite you to embark on a journey of taste and exploration with our unveiling Viognier and Malvasia Bianca. Cheers to new discoveries and memorable moments during Texas Wine Month!