Art by Aldo Luongo
75% Viognier, Tierra Alta Vineyard
15% Roussanne, Tierra Alta Vineyard
10% Grenache Blanc, Tierra Alta Vineyard
Viognier (“Vee-own-yay”) is a full-bodied white wine that originated in southern France. If you like bolder white wines like Chardonnay, Viognier is definitely something you’ll love. We like to call it "Red Wine Lovers White Wine".
This wine's vibrant minerality is perfumed by aromas of peach blossom, tangerine, Asian pear and honeysuckle. On the palate, ripe stone fruits and a bit of guava from the Viognier are accented by mango and papaya flavors from the Roussanne and Grenache Blanc, elevated by citrus zest and hints of vanilla on the finish.
The Tierra Alta Vineyard is one of the best locations for Rhone Varietals in Ballard Canyon, sitting on the eastern edge with a south east orientation. This is one of the steepest vineyard in Ballard Canyon, the top located at about 1,300 feet above sea level. The soils here are clay with high amounts of limestone providing great minerality in the fruit. The fruit is all hand farmed.
116 cases produced
Bottled September 12, 2020
PAIRING: Artiste Private Reserve
Artiste & Wine Chips are excited to launch this new partnership, for which our featured Private Reserve Wine Chip is Hawaiian Red Sea Salt. Thier Master Sommeliers' proposed pairing for this delicious Wine Chip is Artiste's 2019 Viognier. Handmade in Southern California by wine lovers, the Private Reserve flavors and pairings are designed by their team of three Master Sommeliers in collaboration with a Master Seasoner.