Laurent Miquelâ€™s Unoaked Chardonnay is one of my top-10 wines at the LCBO, and hereâ€™s an opportunity to explore his Viognier. If youâ€™ve been enjoying the clean, refreshing edge in the Chardonnay, youâ€™ll also find that characteristic here in the Viognier. Which puts a welcome edge Â on this often-too-pretty grape variety. You still get the charming tropical flavours, but not in your face. I love the combination of richness and freshness which means itâ€™s a rare all evening white.
The Mood for this wine: The need for a refreshing aperitif, but with enough richness to partner food.
LAURENT MIQUEL 19 Viognier, Pays dâ€™Oc, France 673236 Vintages $15.95