Previously, I reviewed the Oveja Negra Cabernet Franc/Camenere which I was a little under impressed by. It was too late and I had bought a different bottle of theirs to try at the same time. I bought the 2013 Oveja Negra Chardonnay/Viognier. A wine made of my two favorite Virginia grapes.
I really wanted to try and taste the comparison to my Virginia favorites. Both of these wines are from South America, or more specifically Chile. Both of these wines were very cheap. Last time cheap was a bad thing but hopefully cheap will be better to us with white wine, as most of the time white wine is cheaper.
Here are the tasting notes from Old Bridge Cellars, which is listing this bottle at $10.99:
A great match of both chardonnay fruit and the intensity of the viognier perfume. Fragrant scents of quince, pineapple and floral notes on the nose. The wine is as fresh and lively on the palate with concentrated fruit characters, well balanced acidity, and a creamy texture.
That description sounds like a Virginia wine! So excited, but how was it?
Color – Soft golden yellow.
Nose – Apple with just a hint of citrus.
Taste – Apple with grapefruit but also floral.
Finish – Not that buttery, pretty crisp with medium acid.
Overall, this one blows their other wine as far as taste and quality out of the water. The wine really let’s these two grapes shine. It is crisp and refreshing like a Pinot Grigio can be but it has so much more flavor when you take that buttery oak away from these grapes. Must buy at a great price.