Monday, July 1, 2013

Viognier, BRENNAN, Texas

Viognier has been Brennan Vineyards signature wine since opening in 2005. Their 2009 Viognier won Gold Medals in the 2010 Indy International, the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle and the 2011 Dallas Morning News Wine Competitions.  Previous vintages have garnered Best Texas White Wine in the Lone Star International Wine Competitions, a Double Gold Medal and selected as The Top Texas Wine at the 2008 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition.  This wine is a winner!  A testament to how well this grape vine grows in Texas.  But do not take my word for it, go to the Vintage Texas blog where Dr. Kane reports the dramatic results of a recent blind tasting: Vintage Texas Blog.
  • White Peaches
  • Apricot 
  • Honeysuckle
  • Citrus
  • Floral
The winery is located almost midway between Texas’ most acclaimed wine grape regions (the legendary Hill Country and the Texas High Plains) on Texas Highway 16 in the small town of Comanche.  The grapes come from their vineyards close to the small town of Newburg, Texas, just few miles away from Comanche. This part of Texas has rolling hills with red sandy loam soil over limestone bedrock, prized conditions for growing grapes for wine making.  For a fun take on how Viognier is the "Chardonnay" of Texas follow this link to the Vintage Texas Blog.

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