Leojami Wines is a family-owned micro-winery in Carmel Valley, California.
Benjamin and Nadine Spencer focus on making food-friendly wines and have bottled a 2008 viognier that deliciously compliments several foods including seafood, pork, chicken, cheese and salads. For this wine, Leojami sources all fruit from organic and sustainable Cedar Lane Vineyard in Monterey County. It is not put through Malolactic Fermentation.
From their website:
“We work with the best wine grape growers in Monterey County. The vineyard sites and grape varieties are selected based on a series of quality issues including weather, soils, aspect, vineyard practices and variety. Because of this focus, we are able to make a truly unique single variety and single vineyard wines.”
“Our viognier is dry, fruity, and full-bodied. The grapes are hand-picked and whole-cluster pressed. The juice is fermented in stainless steel and neutral French oak. The wine undergoes battonage (lees stirring) for six months. The wine is racked and filtered and bottled. Each vintage is released in very small quantities.”