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Monday, May 04, 2009

2007 Chateau de Campuget Viognier Blanc

Château de Campuget in Costières de Nîmes is a beautiful wine property dating back to 1640. The 160 hectares vineyard is situated in the heart of the A.O.C. area, between Nîmes and Arles , a few kilometers from the right side of the Rhône river . 

This 100% Viognier is harvested at full maturity around mid September and is pressed with a pneumatic press. The juice goes directly inside wooden barrels for vinification, during 6 months. When the wine is finished, it is clarified before bottling.

As with most Viognier the bouquet is extremely expressive and this wine shows vibrant floral notes, peach, honeysuckle, orange marmalade, and papaya. On the palate the wine is round and viscous in texture and expresses flavors of orange marmalade, honey suckle, and tropical citrus notes. On the finish there is a buttered toast element and some very nice baked apple pie notes. The only thing I would criticize would be the quite overt alcohol that reveals itself on the finish. 86 points

katecooks said...

thanks for stopping by my blog!! i love reading about wines. viogniers are some of my favorites :)

 
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