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Viognier Roussanne, El Dorado

Viognier Roussanne, El Dorado Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: These two varietals (80% Viognier & 20% Roussanne) are the future of our flagship white Rhone varietal wines. Intensely aromatic, orange blossom, plumeria and hazelnut. Aromas of tropical, mango flavors of Viognier infuse together with the flinty, stoney, mineral character of Roussanne. The finish is long, clean and fresh. 100% whole berry pressed, barrel fermented, no ML. Aged on lees in 100% French oak.

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.
Also known as Bergeron in the french Savoie region. Semi-classic grape grown in the Hermitage-Rhone and southern Cotes du Rhone region of France. Still occasionally incorporated into white wine blends, (e.g: with the Marsanne grape wine), because of its acidity and aroma but finding less and less favor.


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