This is the high-elevation Kimmeridgian soil interpretation of Viognier at the Lagrézette estate from enologist Claude Boudamani with consultant Michel Rolland. Despite its high alcohol, it is restrained and serious with structured fruits and a sense of balanced power. The fruits, apricots and white peach sing harmoniously with the pepper and spice from wood aging. Drink from 2017.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.