Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards, "Domaine Trouvere Viognier", 2017, Rogue Valley, Oregon, USA
£33.25 (inc VAT)
Whoever said being in the cold was a bad thing? The cool, damp climate of the Willamette Valley has produced quite outstanding fruits that taste like the clean, fresh air that flows through the Cascade Mountains and Dundee Hills. None more so, than the Lange Estate Domaine Trouvere Viognier. Domaine Trouvère is Lange Estate Winery's sister label, created by founders and winemakers Don, Wendy and Jesse Lange to accentuate small-lot wines focusing on fruit sourced from premier vineyards throughout the state of Oregon. A smooth and carefully light citrus palette makes this mid-range white, a true Northwestern delight.
From the heart of the Pacific Northwest, is a tale of artisan winemaking in a region much better known for its weather! But it’s a story being told across America and now across the world. The Lange family (firstly Don and now Jesse), have forged their own path in their beloved Oregon, through sustainable means of production, and supporting charities in their local community. In a State with such unique geology and changeable climate, its vulnerable grapes reach maturity slowly, making Oregon an unlikely, but incredible winemaking location. Put those grapes in the capable hands of the Lange‘s, and the wines developed, hold flavours of such finite complexity. It’s fair to say that family runs deep in this Estate, (keen fly-fisher Jesse, even put his other passion into their logo) and the Oregon spirit runs right through them. That’s something we’ll happily drink to!