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Sample submitted for review. The Las Perdices Viognier is available for as low as $12. 24,000 bottles produced.
From the bottle:
When Don Juan Munoz Lopez arrived in this land to grow his vines, he was astonished at the large number of partridges roaming here, always in groups of three. As the days passed, these ancient local inhabitants became Don Juan's constant companions in his long workdays. Thus he decided to name his winery "Partridge Vineyard" or "Vina Las Perdices".
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: made from grapes from our vines located in Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, at 1030 meters above sea level, in the foothills of the Andes Range.
TASTING NOTES: 100% Viognier. Greenish-yellow color, floral aromas of peach and apricot. On the palate it is complex and unctuous, with a long finish that continues the fruit notes. Perfect to accompany spicy dishes, fish, and Asian food, especially sushi. Recommended serving temperature: 50-54F.
The 2014 Las Perdices Viognier begins with an excellent aroma full of peach and lovely candied floral notes. The first thing you'll notice when tasting the wine is the mouthfeel that features a thick and lively texture with great acidity. There's also plenty of tasty fruit with a bit of spiciness to it. It ends long with more peach and hints of minerality on the finish. Excellent and extremely refreshing!
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