2013 Vignobles Boudinaud Viognier/Marsanne Grange des Rouquette France
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Peppy, but still friendly—sort of like a terrier. This dry white from the South of France is quickly gets to the point on your palette with its racy acidity, and then expands and mellows. This is a great food wine. A workhorse for its intensity like the always-trying-to-please terrier! Viognier is expressive and aromatic in nature (like Sauvignon Blanc) and when blended with Marsanne, a fuller-bodied a counter point is created. For food pairings, order in some Thai curries and you will be set!
Kacher writes: "Across the Rhône River from Avignon, and just south of the appellations of Lirac and Tavel, is the tiny village of Fournès and the estate of Thierry & Véronique Boudinaud. Thierry has traveled extensively in his quest for knowledge about winemaking, working at Domaine Chandon in California, Morton Estate in New Zealand & in Bordeaux. Ten to 15 years ago they planted the vineyards around their domaine of Grange des Rouquette with three hectares of Viognier and two hectares of Marsanne. This bottling is a blend of Marsanne (55%), with the balance in Viognier. The two varietals are picked separately and the grape clusters are pressed whole, very slowly, to extract maximum flavors. After a short period of skin contact, two-thirds of the wine is fermented in stainless steel, with the remaining third vinified in new, one and two year-old barrels. The wine is then aged on its lees for three to four months. Bottling in early Spring ensures impeccable freshness. Aromas of white peach and citrus rind melt into the round, tropical palate that finishes on a bright mineral note."