Our Viognier is purposely atypical! It is livelier and less exuberant than those of most of our colleagues.
We like it for its freshness and most importantly for its balance. Drink young.
Bernard and Olivier Coste - vignerons
APPELLATION: /GP Cotes de Thongue
SOILS: calcareous-clay and siliceous-clay gravel
GRAPES: 100% viognier
WINEMAKING: each terroir is vinified separately. Grapes are destemmed before a skin contact or direct pressing. Fermentation temperature is maintained between 15°C and 18°C (59- 640F) to retain fruit aromas. Wines resulting from both terroirs are blended after fermentation and then aged in stainless steel vats. Wine is bottled during Winter and Spring.
TASTING NOTES: light yellow color with green hints. Nose and flavors of exotic fruits, mango, cut hay. Chill the wine before serving.
SERVING: Enjoy it chilled on its own or with fish, shellfish, Asian food, cheeses. Better to enjoy when it's chilled to ice-cold (put it into the freezer for 15 minutes before drink)
HVE3 CERTIFICATION AND CARBON NEUTRAL: Domaine Montrose is certified HVE 3, "Haute Valeur Environnementale level 3", the highest level of France's High Environmental Value Certification. It's a result of the vineyard's efforts towards virtuous agriculture: planting 2000 trees to preserve biodiversity, planting vineyard ground cover, mechanical soil work, pheromone dispensers, and etc. To limit the impact on the planet, the vineyard has reduced the CO2 emissions to a minimum. The vineyard also offset the CO2 emission by financing in ecological initiatives.