IGP Collines Rhodaniennes: Patrick Jasmin Viognier 2018
"The 2018 IGP Collines Rhodaniennes Viognier is made in a 50-50 split of new oak and stainless steel. It features lovely toasty, mealy overtones but also ample apricot and floral notes. Medium to full-bodied, it's fresh and lively, not overpowering at all, just very drinkable. Drink 2019 - 2021. 90/100."
Joe Czerwinski - The Wine Advocate.
This is the first white wine that Patrick has ever released, having purchased one hectare of vines from Christian Facchin that abut the Condrieu commune of Vérin in 2016. In the small 2017 vintage, Patrick added the Viognier from these vines to his Collines Rhodaniennes red ‘La Chevalière’, but 2018 produced a sufficient harvest to bottle a white in its own right. This is impressive wine from hilltop parcels that provide a welcome acidity and it’s a veritable steal compared to prices within the Condrieu AOC just down the hill. Just 2000 bottles were produced.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Côte-Rôtie|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Viognier|
|Food & Wine Matching||Thai Food, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Drink within three years of vintage.|
|Vinification||100% viognier, that is vinified in 50-50 new oak and stainless steel.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
Patrick is a fourth generation winemaker, who took over from his father Robert (after his sudden death) in 1999. Patrick’s Great-Grandfather, Alexandre, was the chef at Château Ampuis and he was awarded some vines for services to the estate in the early 1900’s. Today Patrick farms 5.3 hectares of vines located in 12 parcels in 8 separate climats or lieu-dits spread across both escarpments of Côte Rôtie – the Côte Brune and the Côte Blonde. Patrick deploys approximately 5% of Viognier in his classic Côte Rôtie and commendably only produces one cuvée of wine. Patrick’s extensive vine-holdings allow him an enviably broad palette of fruit from which to blend and his wine typically has a harmonious integration of fruit and tannin which is why it has been described as the “most Burgundian” wine of the appellation.View more wines from this producer...