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Domaine de Vedilhan Viognier 2018, Vin de Pays

Domaine de Vedilhan Viognier 2018, Vin de Pays
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Producer:  Boutinot
Grape Varieties:  100% Viognier
Optimum Drinking:  Within 4 years
Wine Style:  Fruity clean dry white
Alcohol by Volume:  14%
Closure:  Screwcap
Country:  France


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Domaine de Vedilhan Viognier 2018, Vin de Pays

Tasting Note
Ultra clean, appealing textbook Viognier aromas of ripe pears and peaches with a twist of Turkish delight merge into a palate of matching flavours. The fresh vibrant fruit is very neat, not over the top expressive as some Viogniers can become, but light, zippy and elegant – sheer finesse!

Producer Details
The Oc, or ‘Pays d’Oc’ as you’ll see it on most labels, refers to the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, known by the French as ‘Le Midi’. Geographically the Oc covers an incredibly broad swathe of vineyards from the Rhône delta in the middle of southern France, arcing all the way round to the Spanish border on her Mediterranean seaboard. Planted here are both traditional grape varieties such as Grenache Gris (which makes very fine rosé) and Grenache Noir; as well as the ‘cépages améliorateurs’ (varieties introduced in the last twenty to thirty years) such as Syrah and Merlot for reds, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc for whites. Eric Monnin, Boutinot’s winemaker responsible for the Languedoc, is constantly on the look-out for producers who have hidden gems, visiting domaines, seeking out new parcels as well as counselling winemakers before the harvest on e.g. softening harsh tannins in reds, or retaining acidity and expressing aromatics in whites. Then once the grapes have been picked, vinified and the wines barely finished, he tastes these ‘brut de cuve’ wines intensively and repeatedly over the next six months in collaboration with Samantha Bailey and Kim Tidy to select and blend the styles they seek and decide on their maturation, optimum bottling month and release date to the market.

In The Vineyard
Domaine de Vedilhan (pronounced 'Domaine de Vedee- ohn') is the estate of the Fayet family based in the village of Moussan close to Narbonne. Vines are managed using the 'lute raisonnée' method. Terroir is a combination of limestone, sand and sea shale.

In The Winery
Traditional vinification methods are adopted. Since 1999 Boutinot's wine making team have been working closely with the family on all aspects of production.

Food Recommendations
Works well with Thai flavours or with fusion inspired dishes.

Awards & Press
2007 Vintage: Concours National des Vins de Pays
2008 - Gold


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Domaine de Vedilhan Viognier 2018, Vin de Pays
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Tuesday, 9 February 2016  |  Ray

First tried in a local bistro. Liked it and recent years just as good. Nice alternative to Chardonnay or Sav Blanc.
Servce from Wine Poole very good

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Excellence both in the bottle and the service
Wednesday, 16 October 2013  |  Anthony

Drank this wine in a favourite local restaurant and decided it was so goo I had to track it down. Wine Poole transpired to be the only UK source I could find and I placed an order. A fault with the website (or mistake on my part) was immediately remedied (on a Sunday!). The wine is superb, the value outstanding and Wine Poole service impeccable!

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