Category Archives: viognier

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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Dom. Fontareche Viognier Pays d’Oc 2013

Domaine Fontareche, Viognier, IGP Pays d’Oc, Aude, France, 2013 The nominal aroma profile of viognier includes notes such as: stone fruit – apricot, nectarine, peach; pear and muscat; acacia and violets; almond and honey. The domaine is 30km WNW of … Continue reading

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Guigal Condrieu 2009

E.Guigal, Chateau d’Ampuis, AOC Condrieu, Rhone, France, 2009 Sand and granitic soils on steeply terraced slopes, varietal viognier, aged in 100% new oak, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, en France, €25. WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium … Continue reading

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