Viognier lovers unite! The 2019 Domaine Les Grands Bois Viognier is a wine that reminds me of Condrieu, but it costs a lot less. Rated 91 points by Jeb Dunnuck (see review below) and coming to you at less than $20, this is one of the top Viognier values of all time.
Many of you know and love Grands Bois’ wines, but you probably didn’t know they make a white. This is an estate that is famous for their big, rich, and robust reds, and I’ve featured many of those in the past. But their new Viognier shows they have an equally deft touch with whites.
2019 Domaine les Grands Bois Viognier | On Sale Through New Year’s Eve 2020
91 points Jeb Dunnuck
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I’ll start with that glowing review from Jeb Dunnuck — his notes are nearly identical to mine. “Beautiful, Condrieu-like notes of tangerines, crushed citrus, and flowers all emerge from the 2019 Côtes Du Rhône Le Viognier and it’s medium-bodied, nicely balanced, has a solid spine of acidity, and dry, clean finish that’s going to shine with food. Drink it over the coming year or two.” Sounds good doesn’t it? Trust me, it is!
As I said in the opening, I’ve long adored the wines of Domaine Les Grands Bois, one of the finest estates in the Southern Rhone. Marc Besnardeau is from Paris originally and before he met his wife-to-be Mireille Farjon, he was a sommelier at one of the better restaurants in Paris (in the Montmartre section). In marrying her, he not only moved, but also made the complete change from city life to the life of a vigneron. Good move Marc!
And good move on adding this Viognier to the estate’s lineup of wines! From 12 to 15 year old, organically farmed vines, the wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve freshness and purity. The resulting wine is lively and not too heavy, two traits that can be hard to achieve with Viognier. And that’s exactly what I love about it!
Grab a bottle of this, pick up some spicy Thai or Indian food, enjoy together, and call me in the morning….to order more!
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