2020 Viognier/Marsanne, Domaine Saint-Paul, Languedoc, France
Domaine Saint-Paul is a fabulous organic estate, located close to Béziers in the commune of Colombiers in the heart of the Languedoc. Their focus is on traditional southern French grape varieties, with a huge amount of emphasis on work carried out in the vineyard to ensure the quality of grapes harvested is absolutely first class.
This hard work has resulted in a trio of exceptional wines. We'd go as far as to say that this estate is one of our most exciting finds in recent years.
This viognier marsanne blend is an absolute delight. It has the most enticing tropical aroma and on the palate stone fruits (peach and apricot) and a hint of citrus combine beautifully. What's more it has a freshness and vibrancy that can sometimes be missing from southern French Viogniers. This aromatic beauty is a delightful aperitif, but comes into its own with lightly spiced Asian dishes.