Viognier Le Blanc 2020 - Domaine Font Sarade
Nobody believes this is a Vin de Pays Viognier Le Blanc when this wine is tasted. Yet it is true. The reason is that this is the Viognier grape that is "officially" not allowed to be grown in this part of the Côtes du Rhône appellation. To be precise; the Viognier is the grape that has "no residence permit" here. But with grapes, it is like with people; it is the exotic that happens to ensure that there is a beauty of a white wine can be made from it. Unlike in the northern Rhone, the climate here makes the grape taste much firmer and more robust. Vinification takes place at a constant temperature of 15 degrees. Followed by ageing and regular 'bâtonnage', the stirring of the yeast sediment through the barrel with the aim of getting a round, full, soft and rich character of the wine. Drink the Viognier Le Blanc chilled to 10 to 12 degrees. Lovely as an aperitif and not to be despised with beautiful roasted fish or ditto prawns. And dishes with a spicy oriental touch can easily handle it too!
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