This unusual white grape variety wins over with its sensual fragrance and elegant notes of citrus fruit, peach and apricot.
The most famous Viognier until this very day hails from the Condrieu community within the Rhône Valley. It were the Romans who brought it there, more precisely the Emperor Marcus Aurelius who supposedly had given order to cultivate his favourite variety. But even there the grape variety has vanished almost completely due to the tendency towards mass production. In 1970 there were just about 14 hectares left. Currently this variety is being rediscovered and replanted in various countries such as Italy, Austria, Germany and overseas.
There are two very diverse styles that have been distinguished irrespective of the growing areas. Many wine makers still look at the abundant, creamy Rhône wines as their role model, whereas others, like us, prefer a racy, slender wine making style bringing forth pleasant acidity, fine aromas of exotic fruit and delicate herbal hints. Our volcanic soil adds a subtle mineral component which makes this wine unique. The harmonious distribution of all components determines a long lingering memory of the sensory impression and the clear sensation on the palate, which does not surfeit with too much weightiness after only a few sips.
With the choice of this variety we have once again set our focus on the pleasantness of drinking wine. The Viognier of Madonna del Latte is best served with seafood and any kind of fish as well as with the spicy dishes of Asian cuisine.