100% Viognier
2017 

Domaine de Castelnau

"L'Ile" Viognier

Light yellow color with green glints. On the nose the wine expresses aromas of  banana, citrus and pine resin then reveals yellow peach and mango hints. The palate is fruity and lively offering peach and pear notes and finishing with buttered and lemony elements.

 

Appellation

Pays D'Oc

Vineyard

Planting density of 5000 vine stocks per hectare on clay and limestone hillsides. Vine training method is high trellising with Royat pruning.

Vinification

Night mechanical harvest to preserve the grapes' quality potential. Gentle de-stemming and pressing of grapes. Fermentation under temperature control. Grapes from different plots are separately vinified to keep each vine’s typicality and enable original blends. Aging on fine lees. Limited sulfites addition.

Pairing

Much appreciated as an aperitif, yet the L’Ile cuvée is the perfect companion for fish dishes in rich sauces, mild curries, chicken or pork in cream sauces and sweet root vegetable dishes.

Serving

Serve chilled at 44-50°F. Cellars under good conditions for 2 years.