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Winemaking and Tasting Notes
We at GranMonte are proud to be the only producer of Viognier in Thailand. The Orient Viognier is the newest addition to GranMonte’s The Orient line. Our Viognier grapes are grown on a slope with red clay and good drainage and were carefully hand-harvested at their most aromatic. Picked in the cool night of February at 23°Brix, the grapes were hand-sorted before destemming and crushing. The juice was fermented, aged and lees stirred in French oak barrels for twelve months to achieve the creaminess and complexity on the palate.


2021 The Orient Viognier has a perfumed nose of stone fruit, apricot, orange blossoms and musk. It is elegant yet juicy on the palate with notes of flintiness and a long lingering finish of vanilla oak and tight acid backbone. This wine is pleasurable drinking on its own as well as lending itself to food. Drink now or cellar up to 2032.


  • Vineyard
    Variety: 100% Viognier
    Region: Khao Yai Wine Geographical Indication, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

    Sub-region: Asoke Valley
    Altitude: 350 m. above sea level
    Yearly Rainfall: 1,060mm
    Soil: Well-drained red clay soil with weathered shale and limestone

    Skin contact: Two-hours skin contact
    Alcoholic fermentation: French oak puncheons and hogshead
    Lees contact: 12 months on lees with extended battonage
    Alcohol content: 13 %/vol.
    Total acidity: 6.0 g/L
    pH: 3.49

    Winemaker: Nikki Lohitnavy

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