Duo des Mers, Sauvignon-Viognier 2013, France
The 'Vin de France' classification was created only in 2010 and gives winemakers the freedom to make wines by blending grapes and wine regions from across France together, that would otherwise be
forbidden under the classic appellation contrôlé or IGP rules. There are some really interesting Vins de France emerging, including this lovely little blend of the Rhône's Viognier with
the Loire's Sauvignon Blanc, to create a crisp but full-flavoured and exuberant wine. The aromas are explosive, melding Sauvignon punchiness with Viognier's apricot richness, whilst the palate also
marries the latter's textural weight and former's cleansing line of acidity really succesfully. Watch the video for more information and food-matching ideas. £6.25, The Wine Society.
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