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Viognier, Russian River Valley, Pratt Vineyard

Viognier, Russian River Valley, Pratt Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: This is a rich wine in style with apricot, peach, pineapple and other tropical fruit aromas. There was an extended maceration after crushing prior to pressing. The wine was barrel fermented in French Oak barrels and the malolactic fermentation went to completion. After barrel aging for six months, the final step was a light filtration.

Varietal Definition
The most acclaimed white wine grape from France's Rhône Valley, Viognier is a highly aromatic varietal, with a flavor profile that could include peach, apricot, nectarine, lichee, musk and flower blossom. The heady perfume of this varietal is one of its trademarks, although its flavors are sometimes problematic in matching with food. However, it does well with lobster, crab and moderately flavored fish. Use it as an apéritif as an alternative to Chardonnay. The "Rhône Rangers" in California have done an excellent job promoting this varietal.


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