Very low yields (30hh) provide the base for this half tank and half oak-aged viognier. Just the right amount if richness this is well rounded, bursting with apricots and everything you want from Viognier
Notes on the producer
In 1998, Emmanuel de Soos took over the family’s estate Château de Rieux including the cave which dates back to 1870 – becoming the fifth generation of vignerons at the helm.
The domaine is situated at the foot of the Montagne Noire, in one of the warmest, most precocious spots of the Minervois appellation. The vineyards extend over 25ha in a soil mixing clay and limestone with yields limited to 30hh. Since 2020 the estate is certified organic which has helped to increase life in his soils and preserve the local biodiversity. As well as his Minervois, Emmanuel produces a range of excellent VDP, under the Domaine Rougié label, representing excellent value for money.