Arrogant Frog – Chardonnay Viognier

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

  • Appellation : IGP Pays d’Oc
  • Grape Variety : 70% Chardonnay, 30% Viognier

 

Tasting Notes

 

  • Colour: Bright gold yellow with straw yellow tints.
  • Nose: Very elegant with a quintessence of tropical fruits, peach and white flower aromas, with a hint of vanilla and toasted bread.
  • Palate: Fresh and mellow with a persistent length on fruity notes.
  • Cellaring: In the first five years you will enjoy its fruit aromas which will then turn into more mature aromas. It will age well for the next 4 years when kept in good cellaring conditions.
  • Food pairing: Best served at 10 to 12°C with seafood and fish dishes, delicious with sushi, white meats, blue cheeses, and fruit desserts. This wine will also be very enjoyable on its own as a relaxing drink.
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Description

The Vineyard

  • Soil type: Clay and limestone deeper cool soil
  • Age of the vineyard: 11 to 23 years old vines.
  • Pruning: Guyot Simple
  • Harvest: mechanical and at night in order to avoid oxidation.
  • Average yield: 55 hl/ha
  • Density of planting: 4400 vine plant/ha
  • Elevation: 240m
  • Climate: Mediterranean with oceanic influence

Wine Making

Destemming of the grape, each grape variety is vinified separately, no skin contact, low temperature racking at 8°C. 3 weeks fermentation under low controlled temperatures (18°C maximum) with selected yeasts. From the 2nd week of fermentation, 30% of the Chardonnay finishes its fermentation in oak barrels and will then be aged in oak barrels for 4 months. The remaining chardonnay and viognier are aged in stainless steel tanks.

2 reviews for Arrogant Frog – Chardonnay Viognier

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lauren Walsh

    A lovely match with leftover chicken I turned into a simple homemade soup with carrots, onion, and celery. The Arrogant Frog Chardonnay was right at home, accentuating the root vegetable flavors in the soup and pulling out the lemony sweetness of the chicken. I’d definitely put these two together again.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Dave Nershi – Vino-Sphere.com

    This is a blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Viognier. This adds some white flower notes to tropical fruit and peach flavors. The bottle has a screw closure for easy opening. Just a portion of the Chardonnay grapes get aging in oak barrels before being blended with the rest of the grapes, which are finished in stainless steel tanks. This keeps the brightness, but allows for a dash of complexity. I enjoy this blend more than 100% Chard.

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