2013 Domaine Saint Anthelme Viognier Les Petits Cailloux (750ml)

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Grapes: 100% Viognier

Region: France, Rhône, Southern Rhône

Domaine St. Anthelme is a second label of Claude Garcin and Domaine la Genestière. Originally established in 1930, the 40 hectare estate of Domaine la Genestière was acquired by Jean-Claude Garcin in 1944. M. Garcin has also acquired additional vineyards over time, expanding from Tavel and Lirac production into this special project of producing varietal and regional wines in the rugged garrigue terroir just outside of Tavel. These are high-quality domaine-produced wines made from traditional Rhone varietals, Rouge, Blanc and Rosé for casual drinking. They are farmed and vinified in the same manner as more prestigious and expensive AOP wines.

Vinification and Elevage:
White wines are made by cooling the fruit, before being crushed and pressed. The wine is allowed to settled and goes through temperature controlled fermentation. Malolactic conversion is blocked to encourage freshness and vivacity. Aging is is stainless steel tanks.
 
Tasting Notes:
This wine has a bright dress and pale yellow hues. From the first nose aromas are very powerful, there is a mixture of lychees and peaches. After a slight aeration it opens with aromas of apricot and peaches that are very intense. On the palate, the attack is round with find the fruity aromas. Its aromatic finish is long with a persistence of several seconds.
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