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Chenin Blanc - Viognier

Chenin Blanc - Viognier Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: The 2004 vintage exhibits fragrant aromas of lemon, tangerine, citrus blossom, yellow peach, melon, grapefruit, white nectarine and lichee. Sweet, bright flavors of melon, peach, tangerine, pink grapefruit and lichee are offered up along with a supple texture. The clean, crisp finish is marked with notes of white flower accompanied by hints of lime and minerals. Enjoy now or cellar for two years.

Varietal Definition
Chenin Blanc:
Classic white varietal of France's Loire Valley and now grown throughout the world. Known for its rather unusual 'wet-wool', 'damp straw' aromas, it tends to be more floral than fruity when young and gives high acidity, growing well in marginal climates. It ages well and its susceptibility to 'botrytis'* produces some of the great sweet wines of the Loire, for example Quarts de Chaume and Vouvray. It is grown widely in South Africa where it is known as 'Steen'.
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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