LA COMBE PILATE VIOGNIER 2017, IGP COLLINES RHODANIENNES

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Description

VITICULTURE
Clay, quartz pebbles, limestone gravel and loess. Areas with leptynites (gneissic metamorphic rock) granitoids.
This year, it was the climate and its extremes that gave us an incredible and very surprising vintage. 2017 was a year in which the elegance and balance of the wines and the softness of the tannins contrasted with a growing season of extreme weather phenomena and an exceptionally small harvest in the south.

WINEMAKING
Direct pressing of the whole bunches. Selection of the best juices from the pressing. Light settling. Fermentation followed by 8-9 months ageing in stainless vats. Undergoes malolactic fermentation. Very light stirring up of the lees (batonnage) during the first months of ageing.
OAK TREATMENT
None.
TASTING NOTE
Delicate with notes of bergamot and flint stone. Very fresh on entry, dominated by the typical Viognier aromas. On the mid-palate, there is good balance between the acidic tension associated with its terroir of origin and the natural full body of the varietal and its ageing. The finish is savoury, bringing out the rustic and mineral overtones.
FOOD MATCHING
Grilled and Roasted White Meats
Fish/Shellfish
Salads and Picnics
Mild Creamy Cheeses
Mature Strong Cheeses
Oriental
Spicy
Sautéed shrimp with ginger, rillettes tapas with salmon and lime, or cod tartare with radish.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Blend: 100% Viognier
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Technical Cork
Colour: White
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Organic: No
Biodynamic: No

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