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White Hall Vineyards Viognier 2006

External Review by Appellation America:

Anthony and Edie Champ wanted to plant a vineyard and make their own wine after Tony retired from business in New Jersey. They looked for suitable land in California and other areas, but were attracted to the challenges of the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains around Charlottesville. Virginia’s young wine industry was starting to make waves in the early nineties, so in 1992 the Champs purchased land and planted six acres of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. In the years since they have added Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Petit Verdot, Muscat di Frontignan, Touriga Nacional and Petit Manseng, expanding the vineyard to 39 acres, which supplies 85% of White Hall’s production.White Hall’s pursuit of quality was recognized early on. Their first Cabernet, 1995, won the Virginia Governor’s Cup in 1997 and again in 1998, with numerous awards in national wine competitions.Viognier has been one of White Hall’s most successful white varieties. The 2005 showed well in the Virginia Wine Experience in London in May 2007. The 2006 Viognier is another winner. Made from 84% Viognier and small amounts of Chardonnay, Petit Manseng and Gewurztraminer, it’s crisp with bright fruit and a big zing to it. Appealing aromas of lemon blossom and honeysuckle lead into flavors of tart citrus with hints of grapefruit and kiwi fruit. Dry and refreshing, it’s an excellent summer wine for mild fish, tarragon flavored chicken breast, and spicy sushi.

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White Hall Vineyards:
White Hall Vineyards is a farm winery located just thirteen miles from historic Charlottesville, Virginia. At an elevation of 800 feet, the winery has lovely grounds, a pleasantly shaded picnic area, and a spectacular view of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The winery boasts a handsome tasting room and a state-of-the art production area. A visit to the vineyard has been described by some as... Read more
White Hall Vineyards is a farm winery located just thirteen miles from historic Charlottesville, Virginia. At an elevation of 800 feet, the winery has lovely grounds, a pleasantly shaded picnic area, and a spectacular view of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The winery boasts a handsome tasting room and a state-of-the art production area. A visit to the vineyard has been described by some as "pure romance", "winemaking at its best", and "the perfect Sunday afternoon excursion." We look forward to sharing our wines with you. Read less

External Reviews for White Hall Vineyards Viognier

External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Anthony and Edie Champ wanted to plant a vineyard and make their own wine after Tony retired from business in New Jersey. They looked for suitable land in California and other areas, but were attracted to the challenges of the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains around Charlottesville. Virginia’s young wine industry was starting to make waves in the early nineties, so in 1992 the Champs purchased land and planted six acres of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. In the years since they have added Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Petit Verdot, Muscat di Frontignan, Touriga Nacional and Petit Manseng, expanding the vineyard to 39 acres, which supplies 85% of White Hall’s production.White Hall’s pursuit of quality was recognized early on. Their first Cabernet, 1995, won the Virginia Governor’s Cup in 1997 and again in 1998, with numerous awards in national wine competitions.Viognier has been one of White Hall’s most successful white varieties. The 2005 showed well in the Virginia Wine Experience in London in May 2007. The 2006 Viognier is another winner. Made from 84% Viognier and small amounts of Chardonnay, Petit Manseng and Gewurztraminer, it’s crisp with bright fruit and a big zing to it. Appealing aromas of lemon blossom and honeysuckle lead into flavors of tart citrus with hints of grapefruit and kiwi fruit. Dry and refreshing, it’s an excellent summer wine for mild fish, tarragon flavored chicken breast, and spicy sushi.


External Review
Source: Salute! Wine Market
02/12/2009

Citrus fruit fragrances lead into a smooth balance of honeysuckle and peaches with essences of smoky vanilla throughout the finish. Blend: 84% Viognier, 8.5% Chardonnay, 5% Petit Manseng, 2.5% Gewurztraminer




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