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What is Paul Jaboulet Aîné Viognier Vin de France Blanc 2018?
Paul Jaboulet Aîné Viognier Vin de France Blanc 2018 is a masterpiece in the world of white wines. A single variety wine, born from the finest Viognier grapes from the famous Rhône Valley, near the Mediterranean Coast, bestows the privilege of being labelled as “Vin de France”. Exuding ripe peach and apricot aromas with a subtle hint of spice, this is a perfect versatile bottle for any occasion.
What is the origin of Viognier grapes used in this wine?
Viognier, a wine grape variety, initially only cultivated in the north of the Rhône Valley, saw a resurgence in popularity during the 1970s and 80s and began to be cultivated further down the Rhône Valley and in the southern regions of France, such as Languedoc.
It is commonly used to produce commercial, single-varietal wines and as a component in blended white wines, lending its heady aroma and full body to the mix.
What is a Viognier wine?
Viognier, pronounced as “Vee-own-yay,” is a luscious smooth white wine cherished for its fragrant scents of peach, tangerine, and honeysuckle alongside a full-bodied and often textural palate.
Is Viognier a light wine?
Viognier is a medium to full-bodied white wine with higher alcohol and low acidity, similar to Chardonnay but notably more aromatic. It is best enjoyed when young to savour its vibrant acidity and delightful aromas.
Why is Viognier oily?
Interestingly, Viognier has a higher percentage of alcohol than most white wines! This creates a full body and round texture. The roundness can be described as “smooth” or a characteristic oily texture giving a smooth, viscous impression in the glass and on the palate.
Viognier from the pen of Paul Jaboulet Aîné reveals a brilliant shimmering golden yellow colour. This pleasantly quaffable Viognier has an inviting aroma of ripe peach, apricot, white flowers, and a hint of honey. It’s full-bodied and rich on the palate, with flavours of fruity nuances, citrus, and a touch of minerals, balanced by bright acidity and a subtle hint of spice. The finish is long and satisfying, with a lingering aftertaste of ripe peach and apricot.
In comparison, Viognier is an aromatic, medium-bodied white wine. It’s lower acid than Sauvignon Blanc, and fruitier than Chardonnay.
How should Paul Jaboulet Aîné Viognier Vin de France Blanc 2018 be served?
Serve Viognier at approximately 11 °C ( 52 °F) to appreciate its rich flavours. It is important to avoid over-chilling in the refrigerator to be able to taste the Viognier’s rich flavours.
The key to pairing foods with Viognier wine is to fully respect its delicate floral notes and medium acidity. Focus on embellishing and expanding the wine’s core flavours; making sure that the foods paired with it aren’t too acidic or bold.
Viognier pairs well with richer proteins like roast chicken, turkey, and poached salmon, and its spiciness complements Asian cuisine.
This bright, floral, refreshing white won First Prize in the 2019 Japanese Oyster Wine Contest.
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Crafted with dedication and precision, this premium white wine offers a journey of exquisite flavours and aromas. Perfect for any occasion, it’s a testament to the art of winemaking.
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