Estate Viognier


Barrel fermented Viognier (V-O-nay) is not the traditional method of crafting Viognier but one that we prefer because this beauty possesses so much floral and perfume character that it can make it off-putting and seemingly sweet even when it is not. To remedy this, we put it through the same regiment as our Chardonnay for ferment. Heady and complex aromatics, breathe deep the toasty lemony caramel from the rich French oak cooperage, yet still retaining a substantial core of fruit. On the palate that fruit becomes caramelized yielding a toasted lemon peel, poached pear, and apple. A fabulous cocktail before dinner and with dinner will easily stand up to rich, meaty, smoky entrees. It’s a staple on our Thanksgiving table. Bottled May 1st, 2020. 225 cases produced. Another serious edition of our estate Viognier (Vee-Oh-nyaa).  Heady and complex aromas come from this full-bodied, unusual and dry white wine.  Little known or grown just a few decades ago, this varietal from the Northern Rhone region of France has exploded onto the scene.  Breathe deep the toasty caramel from rich French oak barreling, yet still retaining the core of fruit.  On the palate, that fruit becomes toasty caramelized pears and ripe apples with nuances of lemongrass and honeysuckle.  Makes for a fabulous cocktail and will very easily stand up to rich, meaty, smoky entrees, especially Thanksgiving turkey or Holiday prime rib.  Guess you could call that serious!  Enjoy! Bottled  July 24,2019. 325 cases produced
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