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Hess Collection Viognier

Hess Collection Late Harvest Viognier Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: Aromas of orange blossom, nectarine, and honey suckle are vibrant in this late harvest Viognier. A very small percentage of the fermented nectar was aged in new French oak to complement the inherent spiciness. The finish is ultra rich and layered with a multitude of flavors intermingled with crisp acidity.

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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