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Viognier - Pays d Oc

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

Viognier
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2013
Fruit-driven & flavourful
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The cold and rainy spring generated a late and long blooming. The hot summer, followed by occasional storms in September, boosted the maturities but still the harvest counts among the latest of these last years. We patiently waited to harvest at optimum maturity and our Viogniers developed beautiful aromas of white fruits and fresh apricot.
Rewards

13.5/20   Guide Bettane & Desseauve

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Viognier - Pays d Oc
Vintage
2013

Grape Varieties: 

100% Viognier

Terroir: 

Plots are selected for their complementary nature to produce a good balance between richness and freshness: limestone soils at half-slope level and calcareous fragments. Southerly exposure.

Winemaking: 

Harvest during the night to preserve the grapes. 36 hours of cold soak (5/6°C) before fermentation at controlled temperatures (16/18 °C). Elevage on fine lees with regular stirring of lees over a period of 8 months in 275-litre oak Laurus barrels (1-year barrel).
 
Production: 8,000 bottles
Bottled on: 21 October 2014

Tasting notes: 

Pale, shiny golden colour. The nose evokes white fruits and flowers. The mouth is rich and large with white peach and exotic fruits flavours. Long and fresh finish, with a hint of citrus. (Oct. 2014).

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

10-12 °C

 

Foie gras
Thaï soup with shrimps
Sliced chicken with fresh ginger
“Clafoutis” with litchee & grape fruits

 

Optimum maturity: 2014-2016
ABV: 12,5%

Age of vines & yield: 

20 to 35 years on average – 42 hl/ha

The Languedoc wine region is one of the largest vineyards in the world. Each grape varieties finds its expression in a variety of soils: clay, limestone, schist, stony and sand soils, all of which produce dense and complex aromas.

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