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Les Grands Cailloux Viognier 2021

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Inspired by the great whites of the northern Rhône, this is a deliciously exotic, well-balanced white. The grapes, however, come from a small domaine in the Languedoc. Enjoy here a lovely floral and spice aroma, with peachy ripeness and lemon zip.

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Tasting notes

Apricot and peach, rounded, with floral and spice notes

Aroma

Floral, honeyed peach fruit, light spice

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Les Grands Cailloux Viognier 2021

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  • 13.0% ABV
  • 9.75 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2023

It's difficult to believe but around 30 years back, the Viognier grape was in major decline. It took the colourful California winemaker, Bonnie Doon, to champion it. Since then, plantings worldwide have risen sharply. Though its original home is Condrieu in the northern Rhône, it's well suited to the sunny Languedoc, especially in cooler, hillside regions, where our buyer found this small domaine. Warm sunny days promote excellent ripeness, while cool nights slow it down and accentuate freshness and aroma. You'll find that in Les Grands Cailloux, its name a reference to the large stones that cover the vineyards and aid ripening. Classic Viognier, with exotic, floral and spicy peach, it's a great match with Thai noodles or creamy chicken.

"Extremely delicious Viognier. Floral aromas. Pear drop, honeysuckle and peach flavours abound" Online Review
For the 2019 vintage
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