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Carinae, Viognier, Mendoza, Argentina, 2020

Carinae, Viognier, Mendoza, Argentina, 2020

Viognier is much better suited to the heat in Argentina than Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. From 15 year old vines, this is a well-balanced example, showing a heady mix of jasmine, lime, stone fruit and grapey (Muscat-like) characters.... Read More

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ColourWhite

RegionMendoza

GrowerCarinae

Grape VarietyViognier

Vintage2020

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeCAE720

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Carinae

Mendoza, Argentina

Frenchman Philippe Subra, with his wife Brigitte, came to Argentina as the national boss of EDF, the French energy giant - but loved the country so much he cleverly bought some long-established vineyards and settled there, on the south side of Mendoza. He has built a small cellar - boutique indeed, whilst wholly lacking the pretension that word implies!

What...

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Viognier

Viognier    

Characteristics

  • Fickle grape to grow, subject to problems in the flowering and setting of fruit
  • Best picked late and fully ripe, with high alcohol, at least 13.5 degree
  • ...but can be too fat and overblown if grown in too hot temperatures
  • Very aromatic, with scents of apricot and...
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Carinae, Viognier, Mendoza, Argentina, 2020

Viognier is much better suited to the heat in Argentina than Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. From 15 year old vines, this is a well-balanced example, showing a heady mix of jasmine, lime, stone fruit and grapey (Muscat-like) characters. Well-textured but with crisp bite, this makes a lovely aperitif but is equally at home with spicy dishes. Drink this year

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