27/04/2014 – Duo des Mers, Sauvignon-Viognier 2013

Duo des Mers, Sauvignon-Viognier 2013, France
The ‘Vin de France’ classification was created only in 2010 and gives winemakers the freedom to make wines by blending grapes and wine regions from across France together, that would otherwise be forbidden under the classic appellation controle or IGP rules. There are some really interesting Vins de France emerging, including this lovely little blend of the Rhone’s Viognier with the Loire’s Sauvignon Blanc, to create a crisp but full-flavoured and exuberant wine. The aromas are explosive, melding Sauvignon punchiness with Viognier’s apricot richness, whilst the palate also marries the latter’s textural weight and former’s cleansing line of acidity really succesfully. Watch the video for more information and food-matching ideas. 6.25, The Wine Society.