Domaine de Vedilhan Viognier, Pays d’Oc
A rich, sumptuous white. The nose suggests a rich, round wine with super ripe peaches, hints of honey and pineapple developing into a palate of matching flavours. The wine is smooth and weighty, quite mouth filling.
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A rich, sumptuous white. The nose suggests a rich, round wine with super ripe peaches, hints of honey and pineapple developing into a palate of matching flavours. The wine is smooth and weighty, quite mouth filling. The Oc, or ‘Pays d’Oc’ as you’ll see it on most labels, refers to the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, known by the French as ‘Le Midi’. Geographically the Oc covers an incredibly broad swathe of vineyards from the Rhône delta in the middle of southern France, arcing all the way round to the Spanish border on her Mediterranean seaboard. Planted here are both traditional grape varieties such as Grenache Gris (which makes very fine rosé) and Grenache Noir (try Pasquiers for a full-bodied flavoursome find); as well as the ‘cépages améliorateurs’ (varieties introduced in the last twenty to thirty years) such as Syrah and Merlot for reds, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc for whites. Domaine de Vedilhan (pronounced ‘Domaine de Ved-ee-ohn’) is the estate of the Fayet family based in the village of Moussan close to Narbonne. The property is quite unique in that there is a small brook running around the outskirts which provides natural irrigation to give much needed water. This gives the wines their freshness and appeal; keeping the vines cool in a very hot climate. Since 1999 the winemakers have been working closely with the Fayets on all aspects of the production, from when to harvest to the exact blend or style of wines. Terroir is a combination of limestone, sand and sea shale meaning the vines are trained to ‘dig deep’ for their nutrients.The plots on the slopes are more gravelly or “cailloutis” and reserved for the reds. The 40 year old vines are managed using very traditional methods & lutte raisonée, whereby growers actively try not to use any chemicals or unnatural processes in their farming – respecting nature as much as they can. The key here is to maintain the fresh aromatics of these superb Viognier grapes through careful selection and handling in the winery. The wine is unoaked. Food Recommendations:- Delicious with Thai or fusion inspired dishes and also chicken or pork cooked in creamy or fruity sauces.