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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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2016
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In 2016, there was an early beginning to the vegetative cycle due to the particularly warm Winter. Spring cooled down somewhat and slowed the growth cycle. The Summer that followed turned out to be one of the driest on record. The vineyards however had good ground water levels and were able to develop nicely along with good vineyard management. With a smaller than usual crop, the quality was remarkable, with terrific balance between the fruit and the acidity.

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Viognier - Pays d Oc
Vintage
2016

Grape Varieties: 

100% Viognier

Terroir: 

Viognier grapes come primarily from the village of Florensac (Hérault department) on clay and loam soils in plains and hills of limestone rocks conferring roundness to the wines; plots on stony soils of limestone and flint clays in the Gard department complete the selection with great finesse

Winemaking: 

Harvest at optimum maturity. Cold prefermentary maceration in the press for 4 hours, then slow fermentation at low temperature (12/14°C) with stirring of the fine lees during 4 months.
Part of the cuvée was aged 5 months in 1-year-old Laurus barrels, oak from the Bertranges forest in Burgundy).
Production: 11 450 bottles and 722 magnums
Bottling date: 28 July 2017

Tasting notes: 

The colour is bright, pale straw with a delicate green hue.  Confirming the freshness  of this vintage, the nose shows white flowers, kiwi and citrus. The palate is clean yet creamy thanks to stirring of the lees, showing white peach and verbena notes. Long and fresh on the finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Served at 12-15°C - Optimum maturity: 2017 - 2019
Alc. by Vol.: 12.5%
 

Enjoy on its own as an apéritif or serve with Grilled Prawns, Sea Scallops Tartare, white mean dishes such as Pork Chops and Veal Scallopini. Also delicious with Asian cooking.

Age of vines & yield: 

25 to 30 years on average  -  48hl/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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