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Nektar Wine Details
Price: $27.95 per bottle

Description: This late-harvest, dessert style white wine is made of 100% Viognier. Pressed while still frozen, these grapes yield a sweet and concentrated juice that becomes an ambrosia-like nectar after oak fermentation and aging for 20 months. Aromas of peach are complemented by tropical fruit and honey flavors and the rich and luscious texture is balanced by good acidity. Delightful on its own or paired with a cheese plate or a light berry dessert.

Varietal Definition
The most acclaimed white wine grape from France's Rhône Valley, Viognier is a highly aromatic varietal, with a flavor profile that could include peach, apricot, nectarine, lichee, musk and flower blossom. The heady perfume of this varietal is one of its trademarks, although its flavors are sometimes problematic in matching with food. However, it does well with lobster, crab and moderately flavored fish. Use it as an apéritif as an alternative to Chardonnay. The "Rhône Rangers" in California have done an excellent job promoting this varietal.


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