Delas Freres Viognier Vin de Pays
Vintage: 2015 (Current)
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.
Most of the time, the grapes are harvested at night, in order to take advantage of the cooler temperature at the time of the vatting. After destemming, 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.
An intense, bright colour, 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 pairings include cold cuts, steamed fish with lemon and butter sauce, asparagus and artichoke.
Varietals: 100% Viognier