The Viognier Vignes d’à Coté, meaning “nearby vines” is from vineyards of granite and alluvial soils located in the commune of Chavanay, which is close to the Condrieu appellation. The vineyard is sustainable with a natural cover crop to avoid erosion. This 100% Viognier sees a total of six to seven months in oak of varying sizes and ages.
This is an excellent introduction to Viognier with the tell-tale aromas of apricot, nectarine and floral honeysuckle on the nose. The palate is fleshy and ripe, with excellent acidity due to the low pH of the granitic base soils. This is simply a delicious, mouth-watering Viognier from one of the top producers in the Rhone.