Chêne Bleu

Rhône, France

Viognier, IGP Vaucluse — 2021

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  • Introduction

    • A fragrant white aiming to surprise by its ability to juxtapose texture and freshness, combining a southern profile with rich, ripe fruit, and a more Northern-style freshness from the altitude. Aromatic on the nose and zesty on the palate.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyard Management: Certified Organic wines (Ecocert). No synthetic treatments, to ensure health of vines and soil. Certified Bee Friendly and HVE 3 sustainable viticulture (highest tier)

      Vines: 20 years old, north facing at 550m.

      Soil: Limestone Marl (clay and limestone) and very stony

      Pruning Method: Single cordon de Royat, 4 shoots per cordon

  • Vinification

    • Aging: 8 months in 300 L oak barrels
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Viognier
    • Alcohol: 14%
    • TA: 3.3 g/L
    • p H: 3.5
    • RS: <0.5 g/L
    • Optimum Drinking: 4-5 years
  • Tasting Notes

    • Appearance: Bright and clear yellow, slightly golden

      Nose: Rich, with notes of peach and white flowers

      Palate: Fruity first impression with hints of fresh apricot and almond. Balanced texture, smooth yet juicy

      Finish: Long with citrus notes

    • Serving Suggestions: Pairs excellently with poultry, foie gras, white fish in cream sauce or many cheeses. Serve lightly chilled at 14 ̊C / 57 ̊F