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Louis Latour Duet Chardonnay-Viognier, Ardeche

FOOD & WINE Wine Club Louis Latour Duet Chardonnay-Viognier, Ardeche FOOD & WINE Wine Club Louis Latour Duet Chardonnay-Viognier, Ardeche
Winery Louis Latour
Grape Chardonnay
Year 2012
Country France
Appellation Ardeche

$13.00 per bottle

Member Price: $11.70

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This unusual blend of Chardonnay and Viognier comes from venerable Burgundy producer Louis Latour.
What You Need To Know
Vineyards in Burgundy are among the world’s most expensive farmland, which is why even the region’s humblest wines are still relatively pricey. (And an acre of prestigious grand cru vines will set you back a staggering $2 million or so.) So it’s no wonder that Louis Latour, a family-owned producer best known for wines like its Chambertin Grand Cru, looks to less-exalted regions to make a few affordable cuvées. Among them is this white blend, which comes from vineyards about 200 miles south of Beaune, in the rugged Ardèche region. It combines Burgundy’s signature grape, Chardonnay, with Viognier, the floral, peach-inflected Rhône variety. Picked and fermented together and then aged in tanks (not oak), they create a fabulously silky, seamlessly balanced blend.
Smell It
Smell It
Floral-edged melon and peach scents.
Taste It
Taste It
Juicy, bright apple and melon notes.
Serve It
Serve It
Well chilled.
Pair It
Pair It
Chicken, seafood and buttery or creamy pastas.