Viognier

A high-quality white grape originally grown in northern Côtes-du-Rhône. It is not very fertile and can withstand drought well. It produces refined, very perfumed wines with floral and fruity notes and richness on the palate.

Description

Winemaking techniques

The grapes are tasted to determine the harvest date as soon as they reach their aromatic peak. Harvesting by machine (between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m.) to take advantage of the cool temperatures and limit oxidation phenomena.

Short period of skin contact. Pneumatic pressing then several days of cold stabilisation. Racking and yeasting for alcoholic fermentation at 16 to 18°C.

Matured for six months in French oak barrels with regular yeast stirring for 1/3 of the volume.

Tasting notes

Pale, bright yellow colour. Powerful nose of apricot and rose notes, combined with delicate touches of white flowers, brioche and toasted hazelnut. Supple and rounded on the palate. A delicate touch of acidity gives this wine a very aromatic finish (yellow pulp fruit, spices).

Aperitif / Appetizers

Domaine Les Salices

France

Domaine Les Salices

IGP Pays d'Oc

Sauteed shrimp with ginger

Venison in sauce or roasted or marinated

Viognier

White

Awards

2017

Médaille d’Or – Gilbert & Gaillard

 

2015

Médaille d’Argent – Concours Languedoc Roussillon

 

2014

Médaille d’Or – Concours Languedoc Roussillon

16 pts – Jancis Robinson

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