2022 Domaine de Vedilhan Viognier

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2022 Domaine de Vedilhan Viognier

A well-balanced expression of French Viognier.

Tasting Notes

Honeysuckle on the nose; richly textured and nicely balanced with flavours of apricots and a satisfying delicate bitterness on the finish.

2022 Domaine de Vedilhan Viognier

Production

Domaine de Vedilhan (pronounced 'Domaine de Ved-ee-ohn') is the estate of the Fayet family, based in the village of Moussan close to Narbonne. Uniquely, a brook runs around the estate which provides much-needed water in this very hot climate, giving the wines their freshness and appeal. Vines are managed using the 'lutte raisonnée' method and terroir is a combination of limestone, sand and sea shale, meaning the vines dig deep for their nutrients and thus produce excellent quality grapes. 50% of the production from this Domaine is used for Boutinot wines. Since 1999, our winemakers have been working closely with the Fayet’s on all aspects of the production, from when to harvest to the exact blend or style of wines. The Viognier was picked early and carefully selected and handled in the winery to maintain its acidity and fresh aromatics, and was vinified without oak.

Producer

Like all good stories, that of Boutinot France is both long and a little bit complicated! Boutinot began as a tiny importer in 1980, specialising in French wines. Paul Boutinot himself began by personally selecting the wines from France, back in the UK he would unload the trailer by hand. And deliver the crates of wines to customers himself. But good things grow and by the end of the decade we had become a bigger and better company. A company that not only sought out great wines but made them too. After 10 years later, Boutinot France started in January 1990. The first office was in the middle of the vines in Julienas; perfectly located to navigate the Beaujolais and Macon regions on the quest to make beautiful wines.

Samantha Bailey, who started as a wine enthusiast, was there at the beginning of this adventure. Since then, she has grown into our Master Blender and has key responsibilities: building long-standing relationships, tasting, understanding the terroir and appellations, and pushing the boundaries. She is at the heart of the whole process from blending to quality assessment, making sure there is always a Boutinot touch in every cuvée. We are proud to also count Guillaume Letang and Julien Dugas in our winemaking team. Guillaume oversees the South of France and Languedoc, whilst Julien looks after our property in Cairanne. Together they have the local knowledge to select and blend the very best wines from throughout. Eric Monnin oversees every aspect of production and makes sure everything our winemakers blend and source is top quality.

Alan's Tasting Notes

'This is a gem! A classically French Viognier, with delicious fresh apricot fruit.  Beautifully balanced with great texture.  Perfect for a summer's evening in the garden, astounding value for a real quality dry, white style.  Perfect on its own but will match really well with both Chicken and Pork.  Really love it!' June 2023

Specifications

Year 2022
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Viognier
Country France
Alcohol content
13% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.75 units
Type White Wine
Cellaring Potential For immediate enjoyment
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches Delicious with Thai or fusion food, or meats cooked in creamy or fruity sauces.
Origin Languedoc
Appellation IGP Pays D'oc