2016 Domaine des Masques, Viognier 'Exception'

2016 Domaine des Masques, Viognier 'Exception'

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  • Type: White Wine
  • Grape: Viognier
  • Style: Mellow and Flamboyant
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Rhone
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ABOUT THE WINE
An olive-grove since the time of the ancient Gauls, the plateau near Aix-en-Provence upon which Le Domaine des Masques rests was settled by the Knights Templar of the Order of Provence in the Middle Ages. Vines were first planted in 1992, and in 2003 the estate was bought by Carl and Sophie Mestdagh. The vineyards are tended according to organic principles, although the estate has not sought certification. With duties in the cellar overseen by the famous Rhône winemaker, Yves Cuilleron, the estate is in excellent hands, and producing exceptional wines.

TASTING NOTES
Direct pressing extracts some of the phenolic compounds from the skins, adding a hint of tannin to this full-bodied white. Half the wine is fermented and aged for 6 months in barrel, while the other half is fermented and aged in vats. Malolactic fermentation is blocked to retain brightness in the finished wine. Rich and floral, with peach and apricot flavours, and a rounded, savoury-touched palate. Floral on the long, expressive finish.

FOOD PAIRING
Perfect for spicy Thai or Szechuan dishes, with pork or chicken.

FRIARWOOD SAYS
The region has a long history of growing medicinal plants; and has always been a haven for healers, herbalists and 'sorcerers'; 'masco' in the Provençal dialect, which have given the estate its name.

WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS?

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