Viognier * 75cl * Vegan * 13.5% ABV * Limarí Valley, Chile
Tabali has only been around since 2003, but its wines received great accolades from the word go. The vineyard is in one of the northernmost (and hence theoretically warmest) regions in Chile, but this region's local 'Camanchaca' fog blankets the area each morning and afternoon coastal breezes bring cool air. Both help bring out the more delicate flavours in the fruit.
This Viognier presents rich aromas of citrus, orange peel and dried apricot, fresh pears and white peaches, plus hints of candied fruit. Delivers on the palate as well as the nose, with floral, honeyed and citrus flavours combining with chalky minerality so typical of Limari. Bright and expressive, this has a soft rounded texture and great purity. This beautifully aromatic wine is a good match to delicate and rich seafood such as langoustine but will equally stand up to aromatic Thai and Pan Asian cuisine. Try seabass in ginger
"The promising Tabali in Limari is coming out with an exciting range of styles such as the peachy and zesty-fresh Tabali Viognier."
Anthony Rose, The Independant.