Cellier des Chartreux Viognier Iles Blanches 2018
Cellier des Chartreux Viognier Iles Blanches 2018 is from the Rhone valley, which is famed for its red wine. In the North dominated by Syrah and in the South by Grenache. However, some pockets offer ideal conditions for aromatic white wines and this Viognier is a great example of an excellent white Rhone wine.
Cellier des Chartreux has never ceased to look to the future to defend the quality of its terroir. In 2001, a winery with stainless steel tanks was built. This highly functional unit provides very precise control of winemaking. Using equipment and advanced techniques (flash relaxation since 2004, and 3 pneumatic presses), the grapes are vinified in respect to its land and its Appellations of Origin. Direct pressing and draining, low-temperature fermentation. Matured on lees. The soil is clay-chalky. The winery in Sauvettere is found just between Lirac and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, therefore producing superb wines. In recent years, the contribution of new vine varieties allows the production of varietal wines, such as this Viognier.
Cellier des Chartreux Viognier Iles Blanches 2018 is a dry white wine with a beautiful golden colour. A fruity nose with notes of fresh white flowers, tropical fruits. A good representative for Viognier, it is elegant and refined. A round balanced palate, rich and fleshy, great freshness, and good aromatic persistence. Most certainly an enjoyable glass of white Rhone.