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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 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.

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2018
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In the Languedoc, after a cold and humid winter, the wet spring was followed by an up-and-down summer with succession of hot and cool spells. A few weeks of rain in June allowed to recharge the water reserves and overall we find the volumes of a normal year. This favorable climatic context permitted to harvest the grapes at their optimum maturity. 2018 has all the characteristics of a beautiful vintage in the Languedoc with a nice fruit and a very harmonious expression of aromas.

 

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Viognier - Pays d Oc
Vintage
2018

Grape Varieties: 

100% Viognier

Terroir: 

Plot selection in the Hérault department:
- Florensac : limestone Hills
- Alignan : clay soils at mid-slope

Winemaking: 

Harvest between 1st and 4th of September 2018. Cold pre-fermentation 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. 80% of the cuvée spent 8 months in 275lt Laurus barrels.
Production: 11 490 bottles and 510 magnums
Bottling date: 31st July 2019
Vegan Friendly

Tasting notes: 

Vintage 2018 combines all the characteristics of a beautiful vintage in the Languedoc, showing here a very nice fruit (candied apricot) with a harmonious and airy expression of aromas (white flowers).

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at 8-12°C
Best enjoyed between 2019 and 2022
Alc. by Vol.: 13.5%
 
Tartar of salmon with dill
Creamy risotto with vegetables

Age of vines & yield: 

30 years on average – 50hl/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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