Maison Les Alexandrins Viognier 2018
100% Viognier. This wine offers immediate pleasure and will be perfect with aperitifs to accompany your seafood amuse-bouche. A fresh style, with a core of plantain, apricot and white peach flavors, backed by a slightly rounded edge on the open-knit finish, where the fruit takes an encore. The 2018 are ample, voluptuous, and generous, with great liveliness and freshness. The wine is produced from vines planted at high altitude, mainly on the Coteaux d’Ardèche. Drink now
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“Domaine & Maison Les Alexandrins” came into being with the collaboration of three figures of the Northern Rhone Valley: Nicolas Jaboulet, 6th generation of a winegrowing family in Tain l’Hermitage since 1834, Guillaume Sorrel, son of Marc Sorrel of Domaine Sorrel in Hermitage, and Alexandre Caso, specialist in the terroirs of the Northern Rhone. They came together in 2012 when Nicolas Jaboulet (head of Maison Nicolas Perrin founded in 2007) and Guillaume Sorrel along with Alexandre Caso (who together founded Domaine Les Alexandrins in Mercurol in 2009) began working parcel by parcel in Crozes-Hermitage for the wines of Maison Nicolas Perrin. Their shared knowledge of the terroir, of the wines that have marked the history of the Northern Rhone Valley, and their appreciation of the great wines of their region quickly inspired them to go even further together.
In 2014, the desire of Alexandre and Guillaume to promote the Domaine Les Alexandrins wines and Nicolas’ ambition to anchor Maison Nicolas Perrin in the heart of the Northern Rhone Valley led the three men to strengthen their cooperation. From 2015, Maison Nicolas Perrin took a majority share in Domaine Les Alexandrins, reflected in the change of name to “Domaine et Maison Les Alexandrins”. Their collaboration made it possible to pursue the dream of Domaine Les Alexandrins – that of making Northern Rhone wines that embody pure classicism – and at the same time transform Maison Nicolas Perrin and Maison Les Alexandrins to expand an offer already long acclaimed for its quality across all the appellations of the Northern Rhone.