Tournée du Sud, what a great concept – a Tour of the South of France – get out the vélo and let’s join the touriste-routiers. But why be part of the peloton when you can attack from the front, and make wine which really matters and offer wine lovers liberté de choix? Hence, among the delights on offer here is a beautiful Picpoul de Pinet – the fish wine – a vivacious Grenache Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc blend and a quite beautiful and unusual Grenache/ Pinot Noir blend.
This elegant, ruby coloured wine boasts richly spiced aromas, with hints of liquorice enveloped in red and black fruit flavours. It is soft and well-structured on the palate with bright fruity flavours and fine tannins that give this wine its elegant length.
The key with Viognier – one of the statement grapes of the south of France - is balance; this wine has a rapier-like acidity which complements the richness of the body to produce a wine of poise and balance.