2011 Les Vins de Vienne Viognier Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes
Producer: Les Vins de Vienne Style: White Wine Grape Type:Viognier Origin:France Region:Rhone Appellation: Other Rhone
87 Points | International Wine Cellar , March 2013
Bright, green-tinged gold. Textbook pit fruit and floral aromas are lifted by pepper and spice nuances. Fruity and straightforward, offering lively peach and pear flavors that gain weight and warmth with air. Closes on a juicy note, with good cling and lingering spiciness.
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