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A Moment In Wine Show 426 – Yves-Cuilleron-Viognier-Les-Vignes-d’à Côté-2018

Today we are travelling to northern Rhone in France.  We are tasting the Yves Cuilleron Viognier Les Vignes d’à Côté 2018.  This is my all-time favorite white grape of all time.

The Viognier grape is used primarily as a blending grape and is spectacular on its own.  This grape almost disappeared in the 1960’s, only 35 acres were left in little spots, mostly in France.  Rediscovered in the 1970’s, today the Viognier vines are found all over the world – France, Italy, Spain, Chile, USA and even Japan.

In the glass, the color is a pale, gold straw color.  On the nose, there’s a strong stone-fruit aroma of apricot and peaches with hints of thyme and of pine forest.

The taste is strong sharp stone fruit with a creamy taste on the palette like key-lime pie with a nice clean finish.

This wine will go well with shellfish such as crab or lobster.

About Fred Tregaskis & Summit Wine Cellars

Fred Tregaskis first developed a passion for wine during his art school years, when he worked in the New York’s Hudson Valley vineyards. Years later, after working for a national wine magazine, he was given the opportunity to design and build a 28,000-bottle cellar for Lespinasse Restaurant at the St. Regis Hotel in New York—and in the process Summit Wine Cellars took root.

Tregaskis and Summit Wine Cellars have created dramatic custom wine cellars for clients throughout the world, from Maine to California, and Bangalore to Buenos Aries.

Tregaskis also writes about wine, conducts tastings and hosts a radio show on wine for NPR station WHDD/Robin Hood Radio based in Sharon Conn.

To learn more about Summit Wine Cellars, LLC and the wine cellar design process, contact Summit Wine Cellars by email at info@summit-cellars.com, or by phone at 203-916-1664. Make sure to see the Portfolio page for examples of Summit’s traditional and modern wine cellar design.