At the risk of jumping on the (long overdue) bandwagon, we have a phenomenal Viognier to offer at an amazing price.
I know it seems the entire Wine industry is singing the praises of the much overlooked Viognier at the moment (a cause we have been championing for many a year I may add) but its time we showed our hand in the form of the world beating Vin de Pays Viognier, Rosine 2009 from the delightful Stephane Ogier.
Stephane may be young, but we firmly believe that he is the hottest young wine maker in Ampuis and his wines are only going to improve further.He makes some stunning wines both rich in flavour and full of delicate finesse. As well as his top Cote Rotie wines Stephane produces his “house” Syrah and Viognier that truely reflect his talents, and it is the latter that we are concentrating on today.
Robert Parker had this to say of Ogier; “One of France’s most brilliant small artisanal wineries is that of the Ogier family in Ampuis, situated about six blocks north of Guigal’s vast network of underground cellars.”
The Viognier Rosine is made from a patch of Vines Stephane purchased right on the edge of the Condrieu Appellation (the plot itself spans from inside to just outside the AOC boundary) and the fruit is every bit as good as that on the other side! The only decisive difference in my opinion is the price tag, when was the last time you saw a Condrieu under £20?
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Ogier’s ’09 Viognier Rosine boasts an amazing bouquet; notes of honeysuckle peaches and spiced apricots wrapped in a delicate floral blanket. The palate follows suit with refreshing stone fruits well balanced acidity and a wonderfully viscous mouth-feel. Unlike the majority of Viogniers this ...