Monticello Cup 2022 - Silver Medal Winner
The Viognier grape was almost extinct in the 1960's, with only 35 acres growing in France, but Virginia has played a role in its dynamic comeback. While the color and aroma may suggest a sweet wine, Viogniers are predominantly dry and are known for producing heavy aromatics with low acidity. Our 2021 vintage is fruit forward with a creamy feel and light acidity, making it delightful to sip or pair with food.
Nose: honeysuckle, jasmine, chamomile, fig
Palate: lemon zest, cantaloupe, green guava, white peppercorn
Finish: light minerality, light acid
94% Viognier, 6% Petit Manseng
Clovergreen, Adventure Farm, Mtn Glen, Pippin Hill, Honah Lee
6 months - 78% stainless steel tank, 22% neutral oak
Food Pairing Notes
Fresh chèvre, gruyère, aged gouda, and double and triple creams, creamy poultry dishes, meater fish, mildly spicy dishes.