Fausse Piste Viognier “The Mineral Selection,” Columbia Valley, 2016
From Washington’s northern Columbia Valley, this Viognier is “floral, ethereal, and pretty” with notes of stone fruit, mineral, honey, and beeswax.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELATION (AVA): Columbia Valley
PRACTICE: 100% Sustainable
VINIFICATION: Fermented in concrete egg, Acacia puncheon, stainless barrel and older French oak barrels.
COLOR: Medium gold
BODY: Medium (5-6)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Stone fruit, honeysuckle, pear, beeswax
FLAVOR: Rich & full texture, minerality, crisp finish
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Serve chilled and pair with dishes flavored with almond, citrus, stewed fruit, or aromatic herbs like Thai basil or tarragon. The winery suggests Kimchi fried rice with dried nori.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
“Born and raised amongst the uncanny bounty of the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, I found myself with little choice but to explore and create with what what life here provides.Although I am a cook by heart and trade, a series of events in 2008 led me, almost by accident, to switch to crafting wines. From the beginning, my wines have been driven by locale, climate, and cuisine, while also rooted in the traditions of the historic homeland of my profession, the Rhone Valley.I hope the wines of Fausse Piste find your table, joined by friends, family, and the bounty of the land wherever you may be.”*