James Governor's Monkchips Now that is a hill climb By James Governor | @monkchips | October 2, 2006 Share via Twitter Share via Facebook Share via Linkedin Share via Reddit Forthcoming: Mt Ventoux The lads (Dean, Sig, Thomas) done good. Was that a red viognier varietal, at the end of the video, Sig? I know its often used in red blends, but I am more used to pure Viognier as a white… 2 comments sig says: October 2, 2006 at 4:52 pm Hi James, of course, forgot that was the part of the “climb” that you would have missed most! 🙂 (Making notes for the committee for next year’s climb/tour) You’re right, the Viognier was a white, bought a few of the 2005 – but we were all very, very positively surprised by his red – Roi Fineant, 2001 – the video did not get the comments, but the first sniff was stunning and the wine was truly floral, fruity (hey, you’re the expert so I do not want to wander into the lingo here…) – light it was and a perfect companion to the post climb provencale daube (local variant of stew). It was his most expensive wine at 10 € a bottle, tried the 2004 version too (8 €), but that one was not even close. A neat way to round off the climb I would say 🙂 Reply sig says: October 2, 2006 at 6:17 pm Erratum (after proper label inspection): The red was “Roi Faineant”, La Ferme Saint Pierre, Paul Vendrau, Côtes du Ventoux, 2001! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.