Distinctive orange marmalade, apricot and guava backed by tinned mandarin flavours.
Château de Campuget was established in 1942 and is a top quality estate near Nîmes, which is steeped in history.
The Château itself was built in 1753 and at the same time the first vines were planted, prompting the 1753 range of wines which mark this historic date. The fusion of tradition and progression unite in the cellars here, producing wines with integrity, finesse and a wonderful expression of terroir, from a wide range of traditional Rhône varieties. In 2019, Château de Campuget was certified as Haute Valeur Environmentale, which officially recognises the environmental performance of winegrowers, including biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategies, managed fertiliser use and water resource management.
The Château de Campuget ‘1753’ Viognier is a beautifully balanced and aromatic wine with a nectarine, ginger and honeysuckle character leading on to a full, textured and creamy finish. This white wine is vinified in the traditional manner, with a proportion of the wine matured in tank with the remainder matured in used oak for a period of three months prior to the final blend.
On the nose the 1753 Viognier displays hints of orange marmalade, apricot and ripe tropical fruits. Precise, crisp and balanced on the palate, with a roundness of generously structured fruit and a long, elegant finish.
Serve chilled as an apéritif, or to accompany smoked fish and spicy dishes. Perfect with Asian or Indian inspired cuisine.
One of our other favourite Viogniers is the Age of Grace from the Lismore Estate in South Africa. If you like richer style, more in line with Condrieu, this is your bag!