Catching up on some tasting notes from the last week or two – between a bad internet connection at home and some extra hours on the job, I haven’t had enough time to blog!
Viognier is one of my favorite white grapes; it makes a full-bodied wine with loads of aroma and a lively palate, without the heavy oak that goes with Chardonnay. I’m enjoying this with a simple mushroom risotto.
Le Versant Viognier (2012) Pays d’Oc, France – $12
Aroma: a nice mix of floral perfume and white peaches.
Taste: more on the crisp side than is usual for a varietal Viognier, then a fuller mouthfeel towards the back of the mouth. Flavor notes include peach, apricot, Golden Delicious apple, and apple blossoms.
Decent enough for dinner, but not show-stoppingly good.