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Viognier - Pays d Oc

Indication géographique protégée

Under the « IGP Pays d’OC » denomination, Viognier is part of the flamboyant range of best Languedoc grape varieties. In the heart of the Hérault department, we have selected parcels for their complementary nature to produce a fine balance between freshness and richness.

Viognier
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2014
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A year with little winter rainfall. An unsettled first half of summer, humid and stormy with cool temperatures, followed by a mid-August boost of dry, hot weather that ripened the grapes and raised the sugar levels. Harvest started the 15th September.

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Viognier - Pays d Oc
Vintage
2014

Grape Varieties: 

100% Viognier

Terroir: 

Different vineyard parcels are selected for their complementary nature to produce a fine balance between freshness and richness : limestone and clay soils at mid-slope and South-facing.

Winemaking: 

Picking took place at night and early morning to preserve flavours and delicate aromas. 36 hours of cold soak (5/6°C) before fermentation at controlled temperatures (16/18 °C). Aged in 1-year-old 275-liter Laurus barrels with regular stirring of the fine lees over a period of 6 months.
Production: 14,250 bottles
Bottled on: 8 July 2015

Tasting notes: 

Brilliant green-gold hue. Fresh, expressive and generous nose of white flowers, peach and citrus. Quite full mouthfeel with flavours of white peach and passion fruit. Finish is lively and long. (tasting notes : August 2015).

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at around 10° to 12° C (50° to 55° F)

Thai Soup with Shrimps
Minced Duck Breast in Orange sauce

Optimum maturity: 2015-2017
ABV: 13%

Age of vines & yield: 

20 to 35 years on average – 40 hl/ha

The 'Pays d'Oc' is one of the largest vineyards in the world, producing a unique and flamboyant range of 56 grape varieties.

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