A well-balanced Viognier, with a burst of flavours to entertain your palate…
Name: 13th Street Viognier
Producer: 13th Street Winery
Region/Country: Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Grape Varietal(s): Viognier
Consumed: At home
Recommended By: The affable, self-assured 13th Street winemaker, Jean-Pierre Colas
Bottle Presentation: Clean, classy, and easy to read.
Appearance: Pale gold.
Nose: Tropical fruit (banana, lychee, pineapple), citrus (lemon), and minerality. Some nuttiness emerged as the wine opened.
Taste: Dry, low-to-medium acidity, and full bodied, with notes of tart citrus (lemon, white grapefruit rind), nuttiness, and minerality
Finish: Long on the citrus and minerality
Overall Impression: A full bodied, balanced wine, with a burst of complex aromas and flavours that revealed themselves as the wine opened. It paired very well with ham-and-sweet pea risotto, cutting the richness of the dish. It reminded us why we enjoy Viognier so much, and we would definitely buy another bottle. Well done, Jean-Pierre!
Rating (from 70 to 100): 89/100