Château du Trignon Viognier 2021, Côtes-du-Rhône, France

The Roux family acquired the Château du Trignon in 1896. Back then it was a traditional provençal farm of the time, with mixed and livestock farming. Since then 5 generations have refocused the farm on the vine and expanded the estate across a number of neighboring appellations. In 2007 the Quiot family acquired Château du Trignon. These Viognier grapes come from 2 different types of soils: melting of pebbles, gravels and limestone, and gravelly soils. The grapes are harvested very early in the morning so as to benefit from the freshness. Pneumatic pressing, settling at 4 degrees C. Stainless steel vats at 18 degrees C. No malolactic fermentation. Tasting notes: Chateau du Trignon Viognier exhibits a lovely nose of anise, white peach, apricot and yellow apple. The flavors glide along with a fennel hint adding freshness and balance to the finish. While many Viognier can be rather heavy, this wine displays a lightness that makes it quite refreshing. The wine is made from 150 acres of vines in Six villages: Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Rasteau, Sablet, Plan de Dieu and Beaumes de Venise.