2016 Curieuse Pays d'Oc Viognier

It is *curieuse* indeed why an enchanting variety like Viognier might almost go extinct, with approximately only 80 acres planted worldwide in the 1980s. Since then, world-renowned regions like France's Condrieu have brought Viognier out of the shadows and onto the world stage, where it belongs. This particular example features all the hallmarks of the variety, from the delicate white floral aromas to the lovely flavors of peach and apricot on the palate, all lifted by a vein of acidity. Dishes that incorporate ginger and stone fruits are sure to make stellar accompaniments.

Recipe Pairings

Tandoori-Style Chicken

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

Apricot

flowers

Ginger

peach

Region

Pays D'Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Pairings

Pork Chops

Poultry

Pork Dishes

Did You Know?

Although South African wine only became popular globally in the past few decades, its winemaking history dates back to the time of the Dutch East India Company. The first harvest was in 1659.