Viognier Vent di Damo 2019 - Domaine Les Terrasses d'Eole
A Vin de Pays, Vent di Damo, and then also from the Viognier grape? Well, until recently the Viognier grape was only found in the neighbourhood of Vienne, a bit below Lyon in the village of Condrieu. Beautiful and very expensive wines. But why shouldn't others be able to make something beautiful out of it? The only problem is that the 'law' only allows certain districts to plant certain grapes. If that grape is planted in an 'unofficial' district, the wine made with it can never get the status of Appellation d'Origine Controlée (AOC). Luckily for Stéphane Saurel this doesn't really matter. He made a modest amount of this wine and ...... He got it right and made a beautiful wine! Exotic fruit, almost sweet, ideal as a starter with pâté de foie gras or as a final chord with a dessert of fresh fruit. Of course it is also perfect as an aperitif. And how about melon with a dash of Vent di Damo on top, with a nice raw ham? Drink at a temperature of 8 to 10 degrees.