Our Viognier wants to be noticed for its light acidity, hints of a spring garden and its amazing creamy texture. We get our fruit right here in Calaveras County. These tiny little green grapes love the sunshine and soil in the Rolleri Vineyards outside of Angels Camp.
DOUBLE GOLD - Sierra Foothills Wine Competition
The color of our Viognier is what first strikes you - a beautiful gold that reminds us of the golden hills of Calaveras County. The aromas remind us of a spring garden with peaches, nectarine and orange blossoms. That first sip is full of citrus - like pink grapefruit or tangerines. Then comes a hint of honey and a lingering crisp finish. This is an all-season white wine that is ready to drink now.
Chuck Hovey and Romi Rolleri knew each other for years. Chuck loved Romi's fruit and so do we.
This varietal is cold fermented at 55F in stainless steel. The wine is aged for up to a year in neutral oak before being bottled right here in Calaveras County about 1/2 mile from our Tasting Room.
Our Viognier is barrel aged in a mix of new and neutral oak to highlight the floral and tropical nature of the fruit while also adding body and texture to the wine.
Food Pairing Notes
The fruitiness of this wine makes it a favorite when craving some Pad Thai or grilled tuna with tarragon. The aromatic herbs are a nice counterpoint to the richness of the wine. So other herbaceous dishes like Chicken Pesto or Tabouli Salad would also do the trick.