2016 Viognier, Domaine del Trinites, Languedoc, France
100% Viognier. This wine is classified as an Orange Wine.
Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.
Simon and Monica Coulshaw identified the exceptional potential of Domaine des Trinites in 2006 and moved the family to the Languedoc after visiting and dismissing more than 100 unsuitable vineyard sites. A confirmed ‘terroirist’ and believer in the principals of biodynamics, Simon is already producing wines of outstanding quality at Trinites, located within the hills of Faugères and is amongst the first growers to bottle the newly created Coteaux du Languedoc Pezenas.
Made by British winemaker Simon Coulshaw and his Catalan wife Monica, a couple passionate about making high quality Languedoc wine in their vineyard in Roquessels. This is an `orange` wine, this means it is a white wine made with red wine winemaking techniques. While the grape juice and skins are separated immediately when white wine is made, the skins are left on for orange wine. This process - known as skin contact - produces tannins. Grape skins can be kept in the wine for between a week to a year to create different colours and flavours. The result is a complex wine with a fresh acidity that has notes of apricots and almonds with a spicy floral finish.
Serve with grilled vegetables, seafood including shellfish, white meats and creamy quiche dishes.