Esprit de Crès Ricards Viognier

  • Appellation : IGP Pays d’Oc
  • Grape Variety : 100% Viognier


Tasting notes


  • Colour : Bright gold
  • Nose : Very elegant with a quintessence of dry fruits, peach, vanilla and floral aromas.
  • Palate : Rich, fresh and mellow with a very long persistence finishing on dry apricot and bread crust notes
  • Food pairing : serve at 10 to 12°C, preferably with seafood and fish dishes, white meats, blue cheeses, tarts and fruit desserts. A perfect companion for medium spicy food .This wine will also be very enjoyable alone as a relaxing drink.


The Vineyard

  • Soil type : Clay and limestone
  • Age of the vine : 20 year-old
  • Pruning : Guyot simple
  • Harvesting : Mainly hand picked
  • Average yield : 52 hl/ha
  • Density of planting : 4400 plants/ha
  • Elevation : 100-150m
  • Climate : Mediterannean

Wine Making

Destemming of the grape, pneumatic pressing. Low temperature racking. All the wine is fermented in barrels for one month at 18-20°C. Malolactic fermentation for 30% of the wine. Then aged on lees with regular batonnage for 3 months. The wine is transferred in to vats for ageing a further one month in stainless steel vats before bottling.


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