Virginia wine pioneer Dennis Horton popularized viognier in Virginia in the 1990s, and later introduced a carbonated version. Horton passed away in 2018, and the winery is now guided by three generations of Horton women: Sharon, Dennis’ wife, continues to manage the vineyards, while daughter Shannon handles the winemaking with care. the help of her daughter, Caitlin. Renamed Sóil, a Gaelic word for “hope,” the sparkling viognier is still made by hand through the process of puzzlement, damage and rework, and in limited quantities. It’s worth checking out: Bone-dry (no added sugar on reduction), it has viognier honeysuckle and jasmine aromas with a refreshing laser beam. This wine recently won a silver medal at the Champagne & Sparkling World Championships in London, perhaps the first honor for a Virginia wine. Brava! ABV: 12 percent. BW: 880 grams (Sparkling).
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