Viognier, IGP Côtes de Thongue, 2017

  Domaine Montrose

Contains Sulphites.

About Domaine Montrose

Situated near Pézenas, south-west of Montpellier, Domaine Montrose is very much a twenty-first century wine producer. Between the forward-thinking owner, Bernard Coste, and the skilled winemaker, Michel Le Goaëc, Montrose are able to cultivate local and foreign grape varieties from Rolle to Cabernet Sauvignon, vinify them to perfection, and then produce beautifully married blends. Fully thermo-controlled steel tanks are used for fermenting and ageing all of the cépages.

Appellation: IGP Cotes de Tongue

The wine-growing region of the Côtes de Thongue encompasses 23 villages situated in the Faugères-Pézenas-Béziers triangle, occupying the Thongue river basin in the Hérault deparment of the Languedoc. Over time, the course of the river made the open landscape characteristic of the Côtes de Thongue.

Grape Type: Viognier

Most famous for the unique Condrieu wines of the Northern Rhone, the best exponents being Andre Perret, Francois Villard, Clusel-Roch and Rene Rostaing, Viognier is a white grape variety widely planted in Southern France for varietal Vin de Pays wines or to use in blends. It is now also being grown in Australia and California for blending with Syrah in deference to the practices in Cote Rotie, where up to 20% of Viognier is allowed to be added to Syrah to add an extra perfume to the wine.