Chêne Bleu

Rhône, France

Viognier, IGP Vaucluse – 2014

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Estate vineyard

    • Viticulture: Organic and biodynamic practices
    • Size: 30 hectares (74 acres)
    • Vine Age: 9 years
    • Soil: Clay and limestone, very stony
    • Elevation: 550 meters (1,804 feet)
    • Exposure: North-facing slopes
    • Density: 4,800 vines/hectare (1,943 vines/acre)
    • Training: Double cordon de Royat, 4 shoots per cordon
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): October 7-22
    • Yields: 15 hl/ha (1.11 tons/acre)
  • Tasting Notes

    • Appearance: Brilliant, reflective golden yellow and pale green
      Nose: Intense aromas of stone fruit (peach, pear, dried apricot), with notes of brioche
      Palate: Very smooth on the palate, balancing fruit and freshness, with a long, crisp finish

    • Serving Suggestions: “Vin de plaisir” to drink as an apéritif; ideal with poultry, white fish in cream sauce or with blue cheese; serve lightly chilled (14 C/57 F)



  • Viognier, IGP Vaucluse – 2014 – 92 points – Vinous

    “Light, bright gold. Sexy, expansive aromas of fresh orchard and pit fruits … Finishes very long, smooth and spicy, displaying lingering floral and pear notes. I'd confidently pour this side-by-side with some big-name Condrieus.”