Domaine Gayda’s location high in the hills on the western edge of the Languedoc gives a style of Viognier that is fresher and has more vivacity than one might expect from this sun-drenched sector of southern France. We discovered this wine 13 vintages ago: with this 2022, the domaine has launched a new label for their single varietal range (`The Gayda-Sphère”), which draws attention to the traditional yet innovative approach that is so key to their style. Pale lemon-gold colour, this 2022 has pure, scented aromas of peach and fresh apricot. Palate is light, perfumed and intense. Acidity is racy, the finish being beautifully balanced and bright.