"Pure" Viognier, Dom. de Brau
Staff Pick
Organic

"Pure" Viognier, Dom. de Brau - 2020

Item # 27498 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
$89.76 $80.78/ Case of 6
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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

The viognier grape makes fragrant white wines that are meant for the table. This is unoaked emphasizing the classic aromas of this grape: peaches and apricots. From chalk-driven soils giving a vibrant backbone.


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Staff Pick Notes

The name of this wine says it all…Pure. Sometimes Viognier can be weighty or feel oily on the palate. This wine is the opposite of that. It is fresh, lightweight, clean, & lively. Gabriel Tari came into wine-making after practicing law. He took over his father’s estate in the early 1980s, & began to transform the vineyards from the old school, over-production ways of the Languedoc. He pursued organic certification almost immediately after it became available in France. If you want to explore the wines of Southern France, try this! It’s a perfect example of how positive changes in the region have affected wine making & it’s a refreshing delight to drink.

- BLR

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Viognier

Some of the most intriguing wines associated with the white Viognier grape contain hardly any Viognier at all: in the Côte Rôtie appellation, wine must be made principally from the red Syrah grape, but up to 20 percent (often far less) can be of white Viognier. The practice of adding Viognier to Syrah began as a way of taming the very ripe, tannic reds of the hot Côte Rôtie ("roasted slope"), but...

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