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Producer: Chateau de CampugetGrape Varieties: Viognier 100%Optimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Rich rounded style of whiteAlcohol by Volume: 13%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
A beautifully balanced and aromatic wine with a nectarine, ginger and honeysuckle character, full and textured through to a creamy finish.
Château de Campuget was established in 1942 and is a top quality estate near Nîmes, which is steeped in history. The Château itself was built in 1753 and at the same time the first vines were planted, prompting the 1753 range of wines which mark this historic date. The fusion of tradition and progression unite in the cellars here, producing wines with integrity, finesse and a wonderful expression of terroir, from a wide range of traditional Rhône varieties.
The Vineyard is situated 15 kilometres south of Nîmes, near the village of Manduel, in the heart of the ‘Appellation d’Origine Protégée’ the Costières de Nîmes. The average age of the vines is about 25 years. The main characteristic of the vineyard is the soil, which is formed of ‘gress’, an accumulation of rounded pebbles that have been deposited by the overflowing Rhône River thousands of years ago. These pebbles allow the vines to grow in the best possible conditions and due to this natural soil filter; the vine’s roots can easily draw the necessary water for their growth. The vines also benefit from the Mediterranean sunshine, which bring the grapes to perfect maturity and allows them to be picked at maximum phenolic maturity which assured elegance in the resulting wine.
Harvested at full maturity, the ripe grapes were taken immediately to be pressed, then the must was chilled and settled. Vinified in the traditional manner, a proportion of the wine was matured in tank with the remainder matured in used oak for a period of three months prior to the final blend. Beautifully packaged, incorporating a glass stopper.
An elegant Viognier with hints of orange marmalade, apricot and ripe tropical fruits. Precise, crisp and balanced on the palate, with a roundness of generously structured fruit and a long, elegant finish.
Serve chilled as an apéritif, or to accompany smoked fish and spicy dishes. Perfect with Asian or Indian inspired cuisine.
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