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Late Wine Details

Description: Deep gold color. Aromas of wildflower honey, ripe figs, and apricots. Flavors of citrus, honey and apricot essence, with a note of brown spices. Lush, dense texture, mouthfilling and sweetly ripe, balanced by a note of citrus.

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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