M. Chapoutier La Combe Pilate Viognier

IGP Collines Rhodaniennes, Rhône

Tasting Notes

Pale gold with aniseed-colored highlights. The nose is delicate with notes of bergamot and flint stone. Very fresh on the palate, dominated by the typical Viognier flavors. On the mid-palate, there is good balance between the acidic tension associated with its terroir of origin and the natural full body of the varietal and its ageing. The finish is savory, bringing out the rustic and mineral overtones.

Sautéed shrimp with ginger, rillettes tapas with two salmon and lime, cod tartare with radish. Serving temperature: 12°C.

Grapes are hand-harvested at maturity. Direct pressing of the whole bunches. Selection of the best juices from the pressing. Light settling. Fermentation followed by 8-9 months ageing in stainless vats. Undergoes malo-lactic fermentation. Very light stirring up of the lees (batonnage) during the first months of ageing.

Grapes: 100% Viognier
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Certifications: Organic/Biodynamic

Clay, quartz pebbles, limestone gravel and loess. Areas with leptynites (gneissic metamorphic rock) granitoids.

Tasting Notes

Pale gold with aniseed-colored highlights. The nose is delicate with notes of bergamot and flint stone. Very fresh on the palate, dominated by the typical Viognier flavors. On the mid-palate, there is good balance between the acidic tension associated with its terroir of origin and the natural full body of the varietal and its ageing. The finish is savory, bringing out the rustic and mineral overtones.

Sautéed shrimp with ginger, rillettes tapas with two salmon and lime, cod tartare with radish. Serving temperature: 12°C.

Grapes are hand-harvested at maturity. Direct pressing of the whole bunches. Selection of the best juices from the pressing. Light settling. Fermentation followed by 8-9 months ageing in stainless vats. Undergoes malo-lactic fermentation. Very light stirring up of the lees (batonnage) during the first months of ageing.

Grapes: 100% Viognier
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Acidity: 4.3 g/L
Certifications: Organic/Biodynamic

Clay, quartz pebbles, limestone gravel and loess. Areas with leptynites (gneissic metamorphic rock) granitoids.

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