Métairie Viognier White
Summum Wines - IGP Pays d'Oc
White,IGP Pays d'Oc
100% Viognier
history
The Summum wines are the fruit of a meeting and a mutual passion of two men for a job, as fascinating as difficult, the mix of wisdom and youth, the success of the transmission of knowledge from a generation to another and the continuity of a know-how.For more than 20 years, Luc Pirlet has been a famous winemaker in Languedoc. 60 years old, pleased of what he has done in his professional life, eager to spend more time with his family, Luc has tried to convey his experience and his passion for the business.After having worked few years in marketing, Christopher Cholot, nick named "Cholot" decided to go back to his farming roots and to become a winemaker. When he met Luc in 2013, it was a good match between these two men, soil-lovers, Epicurien spirits and looking for new challenges. After 2 years working side by side, Vintage 2015 was the first Vintage of Summum Wines.
Tasting notes
Brilliant pale gold color. Bouquet: Flowers and fruits (pears, apricot, peach, etc...). Palate: Finely balanced texture blending freshness and fleshiness; exceedingly long aftertaste.
Food pairing
Ideal accompaniment to fish and sweetmeats; older vintages will enhance more exotic dishes such as duck in orange sauce. Serve between 46° and 50°F.
Aging potential
To be drunk within 2 years.
Grape varieties
100% Viognier
Vineyard
Between the villages of Carcassonne and Limoux, near the Pyrenean mountains, not far from the Spanish border. Different plots of soils made up of sandstone, schist and chalk and clay. Planted on the coldest part of the vineyard at an altitude of 1200 feet. Vines: 30 years old - 8 acres - Yield: 45 Hl/ha - 2.7T. per acre.
Winemaking
Harvested early in the morning to avoid oxidation and the use of sulphites, the grapes are pressed immediately and vinified at low temperature (64°F). In stainless steel vats.
Terrisson Wines
195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
+33 (0)4.66.23.44.22
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