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IGP Collines Rhodaniennes: Patrick Jasmin Viognier 2019

Fresh and livel with ample apricot and floral notes, this is the only white wine that Patrick releases, but only if quantity allows - the Viognier from these vines is added to his Collines Rhodaniennes red 'La Chevalière'. A sufficient harvest also allows him to bottle this white in its own right.

Bottle
£24.95
Bottle (Case)
£299.40
Tasting Notes

This is an 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 - Patrick purchased one hectare of vines from Christian Facchin that abut the Condrieu commune of Vérin in 2016.

About this wine
Style White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
Grape Variety (Cépage) Viognier
Food & Wine Matching Thai Food, White Fish
Viticulture Non-Organic
Vintage 2019
Cellarage Drink within three years of vintage.
Vinification 100% viognier, that is vinified in 50-50 new oak and stainless steel.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 15
Producer

Patrick Jasmin

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.

 

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