Chateau Viella - 2nd June 2015
Today we visited Chateau Viella, Alain Bortolussi is the third generation of wine maker at this estate.
Chateau Viella is located on the border of the Gers, in the municipality of Viella. The vineyard is in the Madiran AOC, the main grape variety in this area is Tannat, wines including this grape are apparently the healthiest of wines, it is reported that Tannat has anti-oxident properties which play an essential part in protecting against cardio-vascular disease. It also has a lovely rich taste and pairs very well with strong game dishes.
We stock several wines from this vineyard click here to get further details Chateau Viella Prestige Wine
This vineyard also makes one of our favourite sweet wines which is a mixture of petit & gros manseng - delicious!
We had a lovely visit this is a beautiful well maintained vineyard. Stock replenished.
Now we are off to Rioja!
Update on CORK v CAPS so far 100% of bottles served to us have a cork! read my previous BLOG to see both sides of this subject