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Martian Wine

Stellar

2014 Viognier

$22/bottle.  Fresh and bright on the nose with honeysuckle and green lime marmalade aromas. There’s more to it than that, but taste for yourself. Chardonnay look out! Viognier is the fast rising star of the wine world. The last decade has seen a startling increase in its production across the globe. But why are we talking a decade? The Viognier grape had been around for at least two millennium, possibly transported to the Rhône from its birthplace in Dalmatia by the Romans. What’s two thousand years among friends? A blip. As Joni Mitchell so cannily observed (and CSNY sang) "We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon, and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.” That’s Stellar…Outstanding! Having the quality of a star! And grown right here in the Martian garden. A billion? We’ll have to wait and see…

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About this Martian Wine

Winemaker's Note

The 2013 “Stellar” Viognier was a treat from the beginning. The fruit came to the winery with all the components a winemaker would want, with jasmine, spice and honeysuckle aromas filling the winery. With just 1.3 acres planted and less than 2 tons per acre havested, our Viognier is a rare treat and magnificient indeed!

Food Pairing

Grilled shrimp with tarragon butter; New England clam chowder on a blustery evening; pan-seared scallops with mango salsa, ginger chicken with lime/honey marinade.

Technical Info

Aged for six months in Foudre barrels; a total of 125 cases produced.