Combe Pilate "Les Lognards" 2019
Rhône Valley - IGP des Collines Rhodaniennes
Appearance: pale gold hue.
Nose: nose of grapefruit and slightly toasted almonds with some hints of bergamot and linden.c
Palate: broad on entry and generous on the mid palate. The citrus notes complement the hints of linden and soft spice. This all gives way to a long-lingering and savoury finish.
Sommelier's advice: Recommended food pairing: sauteed prawn brochettes with spices, trout tartare with crispy vegetables (radishes, carrots, cucumbers) and tapas of sauteed squid with green olive tapenade. Serving temperature: 10-12°C.
Grape variety/varieties: 100 % Viognier.
Harvest: Clay, quartz pebbles, limestone gravel and loess. Areas with leptynites (gneissic metamorphic rock) granitoids.
Soil: Harvesting by hand at optimum maturity.
Vinification: Direct pressing of whole bunches. Selection of the best juices coming off the press. Settling. Fermentation in demi-muids.
Ageing: Ageing on the gross lees in demi-muids for 10-11 months.
Alcohol content: 13