Borovitza Winery, Vida Viognier 2020

(2022) A wine bottled for the Bulgarian-based Vida Wines, which has recently set up shop in the UK offering some really interesting wines from across Central Europe. This is a Viognier from the Danube Plains, made with "minimal intervention with a more natural and sustainable approach." With only 12.5% alcohol it has clearly been picked quite early and there's an interesting struck-match, slightly sulphury note to the aroma, then herbs and a cool apple fruitiness just hinting at peach. The palate has a much peachier character, more luscious, but then a really salty note, like a lemon sprinkled with sea-salt, adds grip to the finish. It's a really interesting wine, quite a different expression of Viognier, and the price falls to £7.43 or £6.99 if buying six or 12 bottles. Watch the video for more information.

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