Michel & Stephane Ogier Viognier de Rosine 2012 | Wiki & Review | Everipedia

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! [+]