Another Summer Favorite – 2010 Viognier
We’ve already shared two of our favorite summer whites with you, the Reininger 2010 Semillon and the Helix 2009 Aspersa, but we couldn’t resist telling you about this one too. One of our favorite pairings in the summer is the Reininger 2010 Viognier and a spinach-raspberry salad. The raspberries are finally in season, so go grab some Reininger 2010 Viognier and toast the best of summer! Round out the perfect summer dinner with some grilled chicken or halibut cheeks.
Chuck Reininger describes the Reininger 2010 Viognier as “gorgeous, lean, crisp, and lively”. Viognier is a tricky varietal to grow due to the narrow window of time when the aromatics and acids are at their peak. But when you do it right, Viogniers are expressively aromatic with well-balanced fruits and acids. And if we do say so ourselves, the Reininger 2010 Viognier is exemplary, with vibrant acid that ushers in white peach, orange blossom, kiwi and hints of island spice. The 2010 Viognier was barrel fermented to dryness in a two year old 500 liter French oak puncheon to provide a clean, silky mouth feel.