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Production Area The “Domaine de Salente" is an old property of 38 hectares (100 acres) situated 25 miles from Montpellier in the Languedoc region. Jean-Luc Colombo has been the consulting oenologist of the domaine since 1988, the first to plant Viognier in the area.
Grape Varieties 100% Viognier, low yields of about 35hl/hectare (15hl/acre).
Vinification All the grapes come from 45 year-old vines. 30% of the wine is matured in one and two-year-old barrels; 70% in stainless steel tanks.
Color Brilliant, light straw.
Bouquet The nose offers intense aromas of acacia, yellow peaches and exotic fruits.
Taste Very elegant and harmonious, its freshness allows the fruit to fully develop.
Serving Suggestions A seductive wine to be enjoyed with appetizers and hors d'oeuvres.
A native of Marseilles, Colombo first developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhone Valley in the late 1970s as a pharmacy student. A devotee of the Syrah grape, Colombo was convinced that the northern Rhone appellation of Cornas offered enormous and, at the time, unrecognized potential for producing super-quality Syrah wines. After earning degrees in pharmacy and...Read More About Jean-Luc Colombo
For being in a country that is known for wine regulations, the Languedoc enjoys a great amount of freedom in its winemaking. With over 700,000 acres under vine, some of the most exciting and best value wines of are coming from this enormous and diverse wine region. Some refer to it as the new world of France. The region stretches along the land...Read More About Languedoc-Roussillon
Viognier(vee-ohn-YAY) Viognier is best known for producing the rich, aromatic white wines of the Northern Rhone. Once a pricey commodity of the area, it's now much easier to find and drink. The perfumed grape creates wines of distinct aromas and flavors. Lower in acid and even lower yielding, Viognier kept to itself in Southern France until some traveling winemakers took hold of...Read More About Viognier
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