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La Vrille et Le Papillon Caprice du Chameau 2012


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Very refreshing Viognier.

Producer/Winery: Meyrl Crozier; La Vrille et le Papillon; Valvigneres, France.

Grape Variety: Viognier.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Ardeche, France.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $18.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Roast pork loin with rosemary and orange sauce, baked potato and grilled zucchini, yellow squash and onions with a touch of Italian seasoning..

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Crystal clear, golden color. Strong ripe apple with lesser amounts of citrus blossom aromas. Smooth, very approachable, medium body that had a light mouth-feel and 400-grit texture. Baked apple, apricot, dusty mineral water and tart tropical fruit flavors, but with a substantial nutty character. Fresh acidity and a very long limey mineral and yeasty tasting finish. Outstanding paired with the dinner, but an excelling sipping wine too. Very refreshing Viognier.

La Vrille et le Papillon vineyard
Photo from J'aime l'Ardèche.

Comments:

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Weygandt-Metzler; Unionville, Pennsylvania.