Wine Tasting Note: Domaine Virginie La Grange Viognier, 2003, Vin de Pays, France Add/Read Comments
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Wine Tasting Note: Domaine Virginie La Grange Viognier, 2003, Vin de Pays, France
From The Flying Corkscrew for £7.
One of those elusive aromas that seems to change each time you plonk your nose in the glass. There's a hint of spice, some flowers... A mineral edge on the palate which is quite rich, textured with a lime acidic finish. An excellent length. Alcohol 14.5%.
Normally I would decry the use of new oak fermentation on an aromatic grape like Viognier. But the combination of some bottle age with the oak has resulted in a complexity and depth you seldom discover in a Viognier. The aromatics are different from a young, fresh, unoaked wine so for interest alone this scores highly.
This was paired with Red Peppers with Cumin-Scented Halloumi Cubes; the cumin the linking flavour picking out the spice edge in the wine while the high acidity cut though the richness of the cheese.
Scribblings Rating - 90/100