Les Alexandrins Viognier 2018
Beautiful yellow hue with slightly golden highlights. The nose is rich, subtly mixing notes of white fruit, yellow fruit and citrus (pineapple, peach, pear and apricot). The palate is balanced between freshness and volume and offers a beautiful aromatic complexity. Its finish is long, with a hint of lemon zest.
A small category representing the wines that either fall outside of appellation lines or don’t subscribe to the law and traditions set forth by the French government within certain classified appellations, “Vin de France” is a catch-all that includes some of the most basic French wines as well as those of superior quality. The category includes large production, value-driven wines. It also includes some that were made with a great deal of creativity, diligence and talent by those who desire to make wine outside of governmental restrictions. These used to be called Vin de Table (table wine) but were renamed to compete with other European countries' wines of similar quality.
Full-figured and charmingly floral, Viognier is one of the most important white grapes of the northern Rhône where it is used both to produce single varietal wines and as an important blending grape. Look for great New World examples from California, Oregon, Washington and cooler parts of Australia.