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Reserve Viognier Wine Details

Description: Reserve Viognier, hand-selected from our ridge top planting enjoys the balance of the cool eastern morning and hot western afternoon sun earns our “reserve” designation. Barrel fermented in new oversized “puncheon” barrels to incorporate the complexity, but limit the influence of new oak, this wine displays the classic “rich mouthfeel” of Viognier while displaying the spicy fruit that has gained Viognier its popularity. All too frugal yields, which keep the variety in limited supply, account for the deluxe status of exceptional quality versions. BlackStock’s Viognier is the second largest planting of its kind on the East Coast.

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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