From the home of Viognier: This wine was included as part of a comparative tasting pack from Australian Viognier champions Yalumba for International Viognier Day being celebrated on the last Friday in April (the 29th for 2022). A blend of 60% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, 8% Clairette, 5% Bourboulenc and 2% Grenache Blanc. Bottled under cork.
E. Guigal, Blanc, Côtes du Rhône, 2019
Pale yellow colour. Apricot and white blossom dominate. With lemon/lime pie, green apple skin, smoky balsa and hints of honeycomb. Fresh and lively. Moreish weight to the texture with a dry grip. Balanced and approachable.
RRP: $35 (AUD)
Rating: 17.75/20 (91/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Guigal and their Australian trade partner Negociants for International Viognier Day