Delas Frères Viognier Vin de Pays

Rhône, France

Vintage:2015 (Current)

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Delas Frères Viognier Vin de Pays 2015

Overview

This wine has been made from grapes grown on the slopes of the Pont du Gard, on limestone-clay soils formed in the Villafranchian stage.

Winemaking

Grapes are typically harvested at night, in order to take advantage of the cooler temperature at the time of the vatting. After de-stemming, the grapes are transferred to the tanks for low-temperature maceration and skins contact process. Once pressed and the grape sediments set, the alcoholic fermentation is stimulated by specific inoculation.

In order to keep the wines fresh, and to bring them balance and delicacy, they do not undergo malolactic fermentation. They are held in stainless steel tanks until bottling time, which takes place after a light fining and filtration, ensuring that the wine remains stable.

Average production totals 150,000 bottles per year.

Tasting Notes

An intense, bright color, with a golden hue. On the nose, the wine offers aromas of apricots, peaches, exotic fruits and preserved citrus fruit. The palate is both smooth and fresh, finishing with a hint of dried fruits.

Food Pairing

Food pairings include cold cuts, steamed fish with lemon and butter sauce, asparagus and artichoke.

Technical Information

Varietals: 100% Viognier