This Viognier came from California, well, in a van from Majestic, but it got there from California.
It had a natty little story on the back about someone called “Nettie” who planted a tree. It wasn’t entirely clear how this related to the wine, but I like trees. Weirdly there’s no oak in the wine, but I guess that helps to demonstrate that no-one cut down Nettie’s tree to make barrels.
The wine itself was a warm yellow colour, it smelled slightly of apples and a little peachiness.
It tasted just off dry, with a medium acidity that had some minerality. The flavour of peach carried through and the apple became a little more pear-like. The alcohol level was at the high end of medium.
This wine was better when it warmed up a little, or un-cooled. It’s reasonably priced at £7.50 at the moment at Majestic, rather than the regular price of £10.