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2003 Jean-Luc Colombo Viognier La Violette (750ml)
Producer: Jean-Luc Colombo vinsjlcolombo.com
Appellation: Vin de Pays d'Oc - Languedoc - France (VDP)
Type: white
Varietal: Viognier
Maturity: Mature
Rating: Average/Good
Est. Price: US$11.99
Availability:
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klwines.com: US$11.99
Tasting Notes:
rated: August 29, 2005 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
"This 100% Viognier comes from The "Domaine de Salente", an old property of 38 hectares (100 acres) situated 25 miles from Montpellier in the Languedoc region. Jean-Luc Colombo has been the consulting oenologist of the domaine since 1988 and was the first to plant Viognier in the area. All the grapes come from 45 year-old vines. 30% of the wine is matured in one and two-year-old barrels; 70% in stainless steel tanks. Aromas of flowers and peaches lead to a crisp and clean palate that echoes the flavors. This is a great choice served as an aperetif or with mixed appetizers. It is a very versatile wine when paired with food. Drink now and over the next 2 -3 years. " Best 2003-2005
rated: August 30, 2005 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
2.5 stars "drank it too warm but seemed flat, without the typical aromatic nose of the Viognier. Maybe the bottle had been opened for too long as well."