*** Wine Society Exclusive***
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!