I’m a little confused by the nomenclature. I suppose viognier can be a little orange at times. Indeed, I would argue this one isn’t even white, but a very dull gold. Anyways, enough of the pedantry, on with the booze.
Berton Vineyards Metal Label The White Vermentino, SEA, 2016
Chunky (and yet comforting) smells of thick tinned apricot slices, old woollen blankets, melon (somewhere between honeydew and rock) and candied ginger. Ticks most of the viognier boxes, but feels a little blunt. The fruit seems to be muted behind the need for the grip and spice of the palate. The good viogniers manage to allow the fruit to shine through whilst balancing the textural elements. Would work okay with pork schnitzel, mustard dressing and a light Waldorf salad. Great, now I’m hungry…..
Wine sample courtesy of Berton Vineyards