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C E Vineyards Chelan Estate Roussanne/Viognier

C E Vineyards (Chelan Estate) Roussanne/Viognier Wine Details

Description: Roussanne and Viognier have engaging aromas and distinctive fruit flavors that make them among the most dynamic of white grape varieties. Our blend starts out with ripe apple aromas. The center of the wine moves to lively tropical fruit flavors. A short time in new French oak adds a touch of vanilla. Forward fruit, delicate and well balanced, the wine pairs well with seafood, light flavored cheeses and will be ideal with turkey dinners this holiday season. The Stillwater Creek Vineyard is the source for all the Roussanne and 90% of the Viognier. The remainder of the Viognier is from our Chelan Estate Vineyard.

Varietal Definition
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.
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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