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Jean-Pierre Monier Viognier 2018


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A delicious Viognier.

Producer/Winery: Jean-Pierre Monier; Domaine Monier Perréol; Saint St-Désirat, France.

Grape Variety: Viognier.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes; Rhône Valley, France.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $30.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Chicken curry.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Refreshing aromas of apple, apricot, fresh cut pine branches and honey with persistent glimmers of lemon and floral. Silky smooth, with a lush, soft and creamy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 400-grit texture. Robust flavors of apple, apricot and lemon. Somewhat soft acidity and a long fruity finish. WOW this is a VERY DIFFERENT wine from our previous tasting (see: Jean-Pierre Monier Viognier 2015). The tastes follow and enhance the invigorating aromatic beginning. The strong aromas and fruitiness of this wine really paired well with the chicken curry dinner. We were disappointed with the 2015 bottle of this Viognier; however, we really enjoyed the 2018 and called it a delicious Viognier.

Jean-Pierre Monier in his vineyard
Photo from Kermit Lynch.

Comments: See our reviews of other Domaine Monier Perreol wines.

Alcohol Content: 14%

Closure: 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 63319 4

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.