Domaine de Vedilhan VIOGNIER Vin de Pays d'Oc 2016
This wine was crafted by barrel-fermenting some Viognier on its own which was then racked from barrel in Spring. The result is a richly textured wine with bitter-sweet aromas of crystallised orange peel and ginger. This opens onto the palate with rich flavours of peaches and apricots mingled with some subtle notes of vanilla from the oak. The wine is aptly named after the Latin name for silk, 'Serica'. This stems from the 14th Century silk production (sericulture) which was as widespread as viticulture in southern France.