Casa de la Ermita Viognier, Jumilla Murcia, Spain

Viognier is a wine I associate with France associated classically with the Rhône. This 2009 Case de la Ermita Viognier wafts cooking fruit on top of the classic floral notes that are de rigeur with Viognier. Also the wine appears lighter than my expectation from Rhône original. The wine drank like a wonderful tropical popsicle (without the wooden popsicle stick). It was refreshing, bright without being sharp and sweetened to syruppy.

I have been a fan of Casa de la Ermita for over a year and this vintage cemented my loyalty. I will be blogging and musicmatching some reds from this Iberian chateau in the coming weeks as well. Really good Stuff.

Musical Match: Okay she isn’t Spanish, but Portuguese-Canadian singer Nelly Furtado carries the spirit of this wine with her bright flirtatious voice and refreshing attitude.

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