The 2011 Viognier Reserve has an expressive nose with floral & stone fruit notes, followed by hints of citrus on a gently herbal frame. The wine is medium-bodied with balanced acid structure & juicy ripeness, capable of aging for 5 years or longer. Fermented & aged in stainless steel with 13 months on the lees and no malolactic fermentation.
About Barboursville Viognier Reserve
Exceptionally articulate varietal expression of Viognier, relying on none of the clichés of its production in hot-climate growing regions. Avoidance of all barrel and malolactic fermentation, yet with extended ageing on lees in stainless steel, captures a generous concentration of subtropical aromas and flavours ideal for long ageing potential, presenting a firm, ample, harmonious structure for pairings overlapping but also beyond Chardonnay’s range, such as lean meats or fish enriched with fruit sauces or balsamic infusions, foie gras, and earthy roasts of game birds.