Les Duclaux Cote du Rhone Viognier (750ml)
The Duclaux family traces its history back to the 17th century, when Louis Duclaux was the Mayor of Chateauneuf du Pape in 1627. This notable position continued in the family until 1831. Jerome Quiot took over full responsibility for Domaine Duclaux in 1987 and in 2001 this domaine was given by the last owner of the Duclaux family to Jerome Quiot’s two children: Florence and Jean-Baptiste.
The 30 acres of vineyards at Domaine Duclaux arelargely planted with the different varieties mixed together in the same parcel, which allows for later harvesting, with the grapes being much riper. As well, the variety of soil types ensures maximum quality of the grapes. All harvesting is done by hand, with very severe selection of the best grapes.
This property is noted for its old vines, some of which reach over 100 years old.
This is a 100% Viognier from vineyards in the Cote du Rhone appellation. It is peachy and floral with lots of fruit and textural richness on the palate.