Pays d’Oc Viognier 2016
IGP Pays d'Oc White
Food & wine pairingsEnjoy 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.
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.
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.
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
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
Served at 12-15°C – Optimum maturity: 2017 – 2019
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