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Pearmund Vineyard Viognier 2005

External Review by Appellation America:

With a long, tumultuous history going back to 1619, when the 12th Jamestown law mandated colonists plant 10 grapevines per household, this farm in eastern Fauquier County is back in the grape growing business, and, since 2002, is making wine under their own label. Chris Pearmund and investors purchased what had been developed as Meriwether Vineyard in 1991 and from 1995-2002 sold mainly Chardonnay grapes to other producers to make ends meet. Today the 25-acre vineyard produces Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Riesling, and Late Harvest Vidal, along with Bordeaux varietals and blends. Production is about 5000 cases, and a sister winery, LaGrange, recently opened. Clear, bright yellow and unctuous in the glass, this wine is varietally expressive and distinct with aromas of hay, straw, lanolin, peach, petrol, height of season apricots, and golden raisins. It has an unusual complexing note of Pineau des Charentes, thatFrench vin de liqueur made from a blend of unfermented grape must and Cognac. On the palate the wine is sweet, ripe, and grapey with peach, apricot, pineapple, and mango notes. Alcohol is moderate and there is a hint of residual sugar on the long, flavorful finish.

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Pearmund Cellars:
Voted Virginia's Favorite Winery in 2007, Pearmund Cellars is located in the beautiful foothills of eastern Fauquier County, VA, conveniently close to Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. Our 7500-square-foot geothermal winery and 25-acre vineyard produces Chardonnay, Viognier, Riesling, Late Harvest Vidal, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Ameritage, and other award-wi... Read more
Voted Virginia's Favorite Winery in 2007, Pearmund Cellars is located in the beautiful foothills of eastern Fauquier County, VA, conveniently close to Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. Our 7500-square-foot geothermal winery and 25-acre vineyard produces Chardonnay, Viognier, Riesling, Late Harvest Vidal, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Ameritage, and other award-winning Virginia wines. Perfect for your dinner party or business meeting, our Italian-tiled barrel room features Spanish antique-gold light fixtures and unique barrel stacking systems. Our tasting room has a warm, friendly ambience for tasting and relaxing. Outside, picnic tables are placed under large shade trees and beside Chardonnay vines. Gourmet snacks, wine-related gifts, and artwork may be purchased at the winery. Children are welcome to play in our toy corner, throw frisbees and balls outdoors, or visit our wine dog, Redmund. Experience our unique wine tour and wine tasting, then relax and picnic while surrounded by picturesque views on a farm dating back to the 1740s. Enjoy limousine, catering, and other services from our partners; extend your Virginia wine tour by staying at a local bed and breakfast or inn; or, if you cannot visit Pearmund Cellars, find our award-winning Virginia wine at a retailer near you. Of course, you may also enjoy a taste of history at our sister Winery at La Grange. Read less

External Reviews for Pearmund Vineyard Viognier

External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

With a long, tumultuous history going back to 1619, when the 12th Jamestown law mandated colonists plant 10 grapevines per household, this farm in eastern Fauquier County is back in the grape growing business, and, since 2002, is making wine under their own label. Chris Pearmund and investors purchased what had been developed as Meriwether Vineyard in 1991 and from 1995-2002 sold mainly Chardonnay grapes to other producers to make ends meet. Today the 25-acre vineyard produces Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Riesling, and Late Harvest Vidal, along with Bordeaux varietals and blends. Production is about 5000 cases, and a sister winery, LaGrange, recently opened. Clear, bright yellow and unctuous in the glass, this wine is varietally expressive and distinct with aromas of hay, straw, lanolin, peach, petrol, height of season apricots, and golden raisins. It has an unusual complexing note of Pineau des Charentes, thatFrench vin de liqueur made from a blend of unfermented grape must and Cognac. On the palate the wine is sweet, ripe, and grapey with peach, apricot, pineapple, and mango notes. Alcohol is moderate and there is a hint of residual sugar on the long, flavorful finish.




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