Michel & Stephane Ogier Viognier de Rosine 2012

Stephane has been purchasing vineyards on the other side of the Rhone River in Seyssuel, near Vienne. The Viognier de Rosine is produced from these west-facing vines, which average 20 years. As in Cote Rotie, all of the fruit is hand-harvested then 80% of the wine is fermented and aged in barrel (20% new). The remaining 20% of the fruit is fermented is tank. After seven months the barreled wine is decanted into tank and the 20% tank wine is placed in barrels for one month. The Viognier de Rosine is a high-toned, delicate, floral wine with wonderful drive, length and complexity. Baby Condrieu! [+]