Serbal Viognier, Bodega Atamisque
- Vintage: 2018
- Origin: Uco Valley, Argentina
- Taste guide: Dry, medium bodied & fruity. Bight pale gold in the glass with lovely aromas of stone fruits and white flowers on the nose with a touch of citrus. Lively and fresh on the palate with lovely silky texture, delicate hints of peach and nectarine with zesty lemon acidity and a refreshing finish - unoaked.
- 75cl - 14% - Traditional Cork Opening.
- Pair with: BBQ Chicken with some peri peri sauce and a fresh garden salad.
- Vegan & Vegetarian friendly.
- 2018, Silver Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
Another seriously impressive wine from the all-unoaked Serbal range, made by Philippe Caraguel at Bodega Atamisque in the Uco Valley.
The name of the estate, "Atamisque" where the winery is located originates from an native bush that grows naturally in the winery's surroundings reaching a height of 6 to 9 feet.
The grapes are grown on a single vineyard at an altitude of 1300 metres above sea level, hand picked in March and aged for 4 months in stainless steel tanks.
As this wine is unoaked it has zesty fruit and vibrant acidity. There’s no malolactic fermentation and so the fresh fruit aromas are the focus with plenty of green apple and riper notes of peach and apricot.
If Torrontés is that wee bit too aromatic for some, and Chardonnay leaves others uninspired – this is a wine well worth trying.
Several other online merchants have this at circa £15, not us, just £9.95 here.