Category Archives: viognier

J-L Colombo White CdR 2014

Jean-Luc Colombo, La Redonne, AOC Cotes du Rhone, Northern Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France, 2014 On roussanne and viognier. This wine: lot No. L11-06-01 (on back label), a blend of 70% viognier with roussanne (for its acidity); Diam 3 agglomerate cork closure … Continue reading

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Cousino Macul white Chile 2013

Cousino-Macul, Finis Terrae, Upper Maipo Valley, Central Valley, Chile, 2013 On Chile (courtesy of The Wine Society), Chilean wine regions map. This wine: lot No. L14230 22, a blend of 65% chardonnay, 30% riesling and 5% viognier; aged 8 months … Continue reading

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Cheze P. Luminis Condrieu 2011

Louis Cheze, Pagus Luminis, AOC Condrieu, Northen Rhone, France, 2011 This wine: varietal viognier, fermented then aged in oak for 9 months, unfiltered, 13.5% abv, Weavers Wines, £38 (12/15) Consumer tasting note: an understated nose of peach and apricot, lightly … Continue reading

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Dom. de L’Hortus GC Blanc 2015

Domaine de l’Hortus, Grande Cuvee, IGP Val de Montferrand, Pic-Saint-Loup, Herault, France, 2015 The nomenclature of the Pic-Saint-Loup appellation changed in 2007 to AOC/AOP Languedoc Pic-Saint-Loup. There is a long-standing application for AOC/AOP Pic Saint Loup. It lies about 18kms to the … Continue reading

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Viognier Sommierois 2016

Vignerons du Sommierois (co-op), Viognier, IGP Pays D’Oc, Languedoc, France, 2016 This wine: varietal viognier, 2+1 tchnical cork, 14% abv, ex-producer, €6 (02/17). Consumer tasting note: rich ripe apricot dominates the nose, with pear and pineapple skin; full-bodied with a … Continue reading

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Robertson Viognier South Africa 2013

Wide River, Viognier, W.O. Robertson, South Africa, 2013 Robertson is about 100km east-north-east of Cape Town, straddling the Breede River Valley, which runs south-east, emptying into the cold Indian Ocean about 100km distant. The hot and dry climate is mitigated by the … Continue reading

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Anaken Late Harvest Viognier Chile 2010

Anakena, Late Harvest, D.O. Requinoa, Chile, 2010 This wine: varietal viognier, natural cork closure, 12% abv, 50cl, Ann et Vin, bin end 2015, £5 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity gold, showing tears. Nose: clean on … Continue reading

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