Creation Vinium

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°
Description
  • 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
    Our Viognier 2012 will undoubtedly charm you with its pale yellow color. The nose is intense, showing pretty notes of apricot and fresh almond. The palate is both rich and powerful while fine apricot aromas linger in the finish.
  • 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"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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