Viognier d'Ardèche

  • RegionArdèche - Coteaux de l'Ardèche
  • VillageArdèche
  • AppellationIndication Géographique Protégée Ardèche
  • Grape variety100% Viognier
The Vine
  • Average vine age 15 years old
  • SoilClay and limestone
  • Average yield35 hl/ha
  • HarvestHand picked
Wine tips
  • Cellaring Potential3 years
  • Serving temperature 10-12°
  • Viognier was originally cultivated in the northern Côtes-du-Rhône. In the last quarter of the 20th century it has become one of the most popular varieties worldwide after having almost disappeared previously. In 2007, Maison Louis Latour decided to make a wine of 100% Viognier. Our Viognier is planted on more sloping hillsides than the Chardonnay. The wine is produced from hand-picked grapes carefully vinified in Latour's Ardèche winery on the outskirts of the village of Alba-la-Romaine.
Vinification & Ageing
  • Fermentation
    Traditional in stainless steel vats, temperature controlled with complete malolactic fermentation
  • Ageing
    30% oak barrels - 70% stainless steel vats
  • Barrels
    Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toast
Wine tasting
  • Tasting Note
    The Viognier 2011 has a very pretty golden colour with a characteristic nose of peaches and apricots. It is an ample and smooth wine with a lovely length in the mouth. It is ready to drink from now.
  • Food Pairing
    Aperitif - Duck terrine with chestnuts - Seared Foie gras with apricots - charcuterie
Press review
  • Chardonnay-Viognier "Duet” IGP 2011 - Under the grape tree - November 2013 - "Outstanding"

Press review
    • Chardonnay-Viognier "Duet” IGP 2011 - Under the grape tree - November 2013 - "Outstanding"Light and lively with loads of white flowers, apricot, tangerine and light oak spices.
    • Viognier 2007 - Guide Hubert 2009 - "Aromatic and round"A white flower nose and discreet peach and vanilla notes. Aromatic and round in the mouth with a pretty ripen fruit and a toasted end. Good length.
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