Grape variety which is hardly planted today, for white wine. This variety used to be planted in the Midi in the south of France. Today we will still find it in Côtes-du-Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and, for example, in Bellet in the Midi. The wines are most of the times rather neutral, but can also have a somewhat rustic character.

Aromas: cistus and broom





Ugni Blanc is a widely spread white grape-variety. It exists in many "terroirs" in the south of France.
Under the name of "Saint-Emilion" it is the predominant in Cognac. Ugni Blanc grows also in Languedoc, Provence and Corsica where vinegrowers use it for its freshness.
In fact Ugni Blanc is the base of several dry white wines. Ugni Blanc can be found in most of Italian white wines.

Aromas: very light, floral flavours




A few years ago, Viognier was a rarity. In 1965, only 8 hectares were found almost exclusively in Condrieu in the northern Rhône. Nowadays, this stylish exotically aromatic variety has been noticed, and is spreading across the south of France in Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence, as well as in California.
Viognier produces an intense, dry white wine, lots of fruit and a flavour mingling apricot, apple, peach and violet with a hint of honey.
Viognier is best drunk young. It is beautiful with spicy Asiatic dishes or with medium to strong cheeses. It is also an unusual choice for simply prepared lobster, roast chicken and sole or trout.

Aromas: apricot, white peach, apple, acacia, violet, anise, honey, mild tobacco, soft spices, gingerbread, grilled almond, pear, honey, exotic fruits


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