Viognier, the prized white grape from the northern Rhone, tends to perform best in the cooler vintages for the region. This wine, representing the first crop off our young vines which range in age from 5- 9 years, was late harvested and made in the style of a vendange tardive. Straw coloured, with lifted aromatics, the aromas stand apart from our other varieties – vernal, spiced grape fruit, soft white peach and perfume. The palate has about 45 g/L residual sugar with a voluptuous texture which could lead one to believe it is sweeter. In structure the wine resembles Gewurztraminer, but in flavour it tastes of white peach and pineapple, also citrus with a refreshing minerality verging on liquorice with added spice. Have it cool – by itself or with white cheeses. We only have tiny amounts of this wine – there is a limit of 1 bottle/person for as long as stocks last.
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