Sunday, 1 December 2013
As you probably already know, the lovely people at Asda have been kind enough to ask me to review some of their new range of Extra Special wines. Having previously reviewed their Extra Special Old Vine Garnacha which is a delicious red wine, I decided to try one of the white wines in the range this time. So I chose the Extra Special Viognier.
Like the Garnacha, this is a wine I had never tried before. So I really didn't know what to expect at all. Let me tell you that I was blown away by this wine. It's beautifully delicate yet deliciously aromatic whilst still remaining refreshingly juicy with flavours of peach and apricot. There was a slight hint of woodiness in there too. I found it very easy to drink because it was so wonderfully light.
I would say the Viognier would make a an excellent alternative to Chardonnay. It has many of the same characteristics but may be just a touch more delicate for those looking for something that little bit different. This wine would definitely work well with a light chicken or fish dish, but again it's also delicate enough to be enjoyed without food. All in all this was a very well rounded dry white wine, perfect for sharing with family and friends.
If you want to try out this Extra Special wine it's currently on Rollback at just £5.