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Viognier Vin de Pays d’Oc 2016
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  • 15. Viognier Vin de Pays d’Oc 2016

    Domaine Rougié

    100% Viognier (13.5% alc.)

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    Very low yields (30hh) provide the base for this half cuve and half oak-aged viognier with a characteristic apricoty, peachy stamp, and a good cut of freshness.

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Winemaker
Emmanuel de Soos, Domaine Rougié
Location
Rieux, Minervois, 30km east of Carcasonne in southern France, 40km from the Med.
Size of domaine
30 hectares
Grape
Viognier – 15 yr old vines
Terroir
Clay and limestone with rounded river pebbles and vineyards lying on ancient river terrace of the Aude.
Viticulture
Soil is ploughed between rows – yields are only 30 hectos per hectare. Mechanical harvest.
Vinification
50% cuve, and 50% new demi-muid aged. Not acidified. Leaves lots of gas during elevage. Bottled in April after regular batonnage.
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