Ben says

★ Good Wine The worrying thing with new Viognier is whether you’re running into a producer that can retain some acidity in their wines, or you’d better be prepared for a fruit bomb. This Campuget varietal Viognier manages to do both. Peaches, apricots, and pears mix with a little spice and finish with lifted acidity. There’s a little creaminess from short oak maturation and the finish is a little ripe but forgiving.

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Varietal Viognier with 12.5% abv. Vines are an average age of 25 years old. Partial matuarion for three months in oak with the rest in stainless steel tank.

Grown in: Nimes, Languedoc, FRANCE.

Food Pairing

Fruity but fresh white wines that have this level of viscosity and richness in the mouth work really well with fat. Pair them with risotto dishes, pork belly, or creamy pasta dishes.

Disclosure & Price

Purchased at Corkage wine bar in Bath. Find in the UK for circa £15.95 at Lekker Wines.

Reviewed and tasted: 05/02/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Chateau de Campuget was first built in 1753, which this series of wines takes its name from. The estate is managed by third generation winemaker Franck-Lin Dalle and passed its HVE (Higher Environmental Value) sustainability certification in 2019. Its vineyards are located 15km south of Nimes and are largely made up of gres soils, containing reflective pebbles dissipated from the Rhone years ago.