2019 Équinoxe Viognier
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EQUINOXE VIOGNIER IN 7 WORDS
Flowery, Stone Fruits, Honeysuckle, Rich, Aromatic, Long Finish, Balanced
Équinoxe: equal day, equal night. Equal heat of the day, equal cool of the night. Equal old world, equal new world.
The third ever release of a 100% Viognier wine from Le Vieux Pin. After nearly a decade of growing these precious grapes, we finally realized the potential of a very special sub plot we are growing these vines on. A measly single barrel (22 cases) output only, but what a jewel of a wine. The Nose is a myraid of cruched rocks mingling with exotic tropical notes and even more exotic floral nectars. There is a intriguing saline note in the wine which keeps the fruit/foral dance composed and restrained. On the palate the wine enters with lushness but quickly pulls back with a solid spine of acidty and dry extrct. Never overbearing nor lacking. Equinoxe Viognier is a wine that manages to hit that sweet spot of taking the very best of both the old world and the new world. Salut!
Poached lobster, sea bass or smoked salmon and tropical fruit sushi rolls are great pairings, and for those meat lovers quail or simple roast chicken dishes.
Raw Thai salad with mango and green papaya or cauliflower tacos with mango-habanero salsa.
2019 Équinoxe Viognier Spec Sheet (PDF)
Spec sheets for other vintages