Chateau de Campuget '1753' Voigner VDP du Gard 2020
The 1753 Viognier from Chateau Campuget is a wonderful example of this superb grape varietal. It's full of crisp and fresh stone fruit characteristics with aromas and flavours of apricot and peach. Perfect when served with spicy foods or just to enjoy on it's own if you like tropical fruit styles white wines.
Costières de Nimes, the easternmost appellation of the Languedoc, is effectively part of the Rhône since the climate, soil and topography are so similar to those just over the river in the southern Côtes-du-Rhône vineyards. The relatively uniform soils are marked by large pebbles on gentle, typically south-facing slopes. Château de Campuget was established in 1942 and is a top quality estate near Nîmes, steeped in history. The Château itself was built in 1753 and at the same time the first vines were planted, prompting the 1753 range of wines which mark this historic date. The fusion of tradition and progression unite in the cellars here, producing wines with integrity, finesse and a wonderful expression of terroir, from a wide range of traditional Rhône varieties.
The soil in this vineyard comprises pebbles with alluvia. Strict canopy management provides the vines with just the right amount of sun and shade to produce healthy and balanced fruit. The grapes were picked at optimal phenological ripeness.
The ripe grapes were taken immediately to be pressed, then the must was chilled and settled. Vinified in the traditional manner, the wine was then matured in used oak period of three months.
Delicious peachy and apricot fruit, fresh and long tasting.
With seafood and spicy dishes, Oriental and Asian cuisine.
France. Region: Rhône
Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
Residual Sugar: N/A
Contains Sulphites: Yes