Yves Cuilleron à Chavanay, Les Vignes d’à Côte Viognier 2013, Rhodanian Hills IGP, Rhone, France
Tasting Note: Lemon in color, this wine has a nose of ripe-white grapefruit, perfume and rose petal.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied viognier is low in acidity and round on the palate and ultimately completes with a long finish.
There are also tropical flavors as well as golden apple and under-ripe apricot.
Bottle Note: Each wine bearing the “Rosenthal Wine Merchant” mark has been produced in limited quantities by a dedicated artisan. The growers with whom I work follow traditional methods and produce their wines in a natural manner as possible. In the overwhelming majority of cases, the wines I select are unfined and unfiltered. Therefore, you may find that a sediment forms in the bottle. This is a natural occurrence. All my wines are shipped from the estates at which they were bottled to the point of distribution in the United States with every care taken to protect them from the vagaries of temperature fluctuation.
Importer: Neal Rosenthal Wine Merchant, New York, New York
Tasted: International Wine Center, New York, New York
Tasting Date: June 21, 2016