As March brings us spring showers and May flowers, it is only fitting that we spend much or our time this month drinking Viognier. Yeah, I know that was a bit of a stretch to tie Spring and Viognier together, but we’re going with it nonetheless. You see, Viognier is one my greatest white wine loves for reasons mentioned in a previous post and with each tasting I do, I cannot help, but be filled with some childlike glee.
Today’s Viognier comes from Alma Cersius, a wine producer out of southern France, in the Languedoc region. Alma Cersius boasts of a large production with 167 winemakers and Viognier grown on a terroir of rolled stones. Sounds picturesque doesn’t it?
On colour, the Code Inspiration Viognier 2013 holds a remarkable golden hue. On the nose, there is a more than a definite placement of apricot, hints of pear and a floral bouquet. On the palate, there is no mistaking the presence of a peach, coupled with robust acidity and mineral notes. We paired this wine with pork belly sandwiches, and it was a match made in heaven.
In doing our research on Alma Cersius and deciding if we wanted to include them in our Viognier month, I came across an interesting phrase from Mark Robert, winemaker and president of Alma Cersius. He said, “We feel that the story of our wines deserve to be told, lived, not merely exhibited or critiqued”. On that testament alone we knew we’d like these guys.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $14.95
We gave this wine a score of out of 3 out of 5