Michel Ogier is a relative newcomer to the top ranks of the wine-making world: up until 1980 he sold his entire crop, on the vine, to Messrs Chapoutier and Guigal. Since then, he has invested an enormous amount of time and capital in his well-situated 2½ hectare vineyard and now, handed over to his ambitious and likeable son, Stèphane.
Ogier’s ’09 Viognier Rosine boasts an amazing bouquet; notes of honeysuckle peaches and spiced apricots wrapped in a delicate floral blanket. The palate follows suit with refreshing stone fruits well balanced acidity and a wonderfully viscous mouth-feel. Unlike the majority of Viogniers this has a certain freshness to the lengthy finish that really makes it stand out from the crowd.