Domaine Jeanne Gaillard Viognier


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Domaine Jeanne Gaillard Viognier has a powerful nose of ripe apricot, peach, honey and violets. Complex and intense, the palate is full bodied, round, generous and gently oaked. It maintains a pleasing mineral quality along with aromatic flavours of white flowers plus peach and apricot fruit.

Country: France
Region: Rhône Valley
Subregion: Collines Rhodaniennes
Vintage: 2012
Colour: White
Grape Variety: Viognier
ABV: 13%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Fleshy and aromatic
Drink With: Soft cheeses

The vineyards lie on south west-facing hillsides near Ternay and also on the plane of the Drôme near Marsaz. The acidic soils have a covering of large, round stones (gros galets roules) that store the day's heat, radiating it back onto the vines at night and helping to ensure excellent ripening of the grapes.

Fermented in barrel at a low temperature, the Domaine Jeanne Gaillard Viognier was then matured for 7 to 8 months in 10 % new French oak. The lees were stirred once a week to develop the naturally fleshy and unctuous characteristics of northern Rhône Viognier.

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