Chamlija Viognier 2015

Points : 8/10

Price : the 2016 costs around 75 TL

Chamlija… yes, again. It’s not my fault if they do very interesting wines! For example this Viognier. I’ve never been a big fan of this grape. I’ve never really appreciated the French Condrieu, never understood it. It’s only in New Zealand that my interest in this refined and capricious grape came back thanks to Ash Ridge estate in Hawke’s bay.

The best I’ve ever had… but let’s come back to Chamlija Viognier. I must admit I didn’t enjoy it immediately. I drank the bottle in 3 days. It needed to open itself. Its strong alcoholic taste (14,5 degrees) needed to step down. The flavours are typical : white peach, apricot, pear and almond and some herbal notes. Dry but kind of creamy, strong but elegant. As you can see on the pictures, it goes well with asparagus, a vegetable that usually doesn’t match with wine. I’ve tasted it with chicken tikka masala… another great match!!!! A very enjoyable wine!

Too bad they(re going to stop ots production! It seems Turkisn people don’t like Viognier so much…

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