Wine Review – 2011 Domaine de la Baume Terres Viognier-Chardonnay

2011 Domaine de la Baume Terres Viognier-Chardonnay Wine BottleAn intriguing white blend with plenty to offer…

Name: Terres

Vintage: 2011

Producer: Domaine de la Baume

Region/Country: Languedoc Roussillon (Pays d’Oc), France

Grape Varietal(s): Viognier (70%) and Chardonnay (30%)

Consumed: At home

Recommended By: A trusted friend

Cost: $23 CAD

Bottle Presentation: Classy, elegant label, with a notably heavy bottle.

Appearance: Medium gold

Nose: Pronounced nose, with a bouquet composed of lychee, banana, pineapple, lemon, white pepper, and toasty notes.

Taste: A dry, medium-to-full bodied white blend, with medium-to-high acidity and a satisfying mouth-feel. The predominant lime, lemon, orange zest, pineapple, and apricot flavours combined with a pleasant degree of toastiness and minerality.

Finish: A long, pleasant finish comprised of lemon rind and mineral notes.

Overall Impression: We thoroughly enjoyed this white blend, especially in terms of its outstanding balance and mouth-feel. It paired beautifully with chicken Cordon Bleu bathed in a rich, cream sauce. Interestingly, pronounced tropical fruit notes, especially banana, emerged when we tasted it with a green salad topped with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We cannot wait to pair it with one of our favourite recipes, a creamy tomato and green onion risotto. This wine would also pair superbly with chicken, pork, and cream-based dishes, and it seems best suited to the fall and winter months.

Rating (from 70 to 100): 91/100

Value: 4/5

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