Viognier

 

Name of varietal: Viognier
 
Common synonyms: Picotin Blanc, Bergeron, Barbin, Greffou, Rebolot, Vionnier, Petiti Vionnier, Viogne, Galopine, Vugava Bijela, 
 
Parentage of the grape: unknown
 
History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in France by the Romans. A fun story that may or not be true is that it was intended for Burgundy, to Beaujolais, and was packaged with Syrah vines that were intercepted by the Medieval French equivalent of the Jesse James gang around Condrieu in Rhone and there it stayed. It likely got its name from the Roman outpost Vienne. It was once widely planted in France, but because it is tricky to grow, once Phylloxera struck, it was only replanted in a few places. Condrieu is the only Rhone appellation that is 100% Viognier. In other areas, besides rare varietal releases, small amounts of it are used as a blending component to red Syrah for body. It eventually made its Read more »

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  • How brutal was winter? Just forget it. Forget how cold it was, forget how much ... Riesling, Viognier, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer) from four vineyards in the Willamette AVA, this wine shows delightful aromatics of wildflowers, lavender, and honeysuckle along with a pale gold hue. In the mouth, it awakens the palate with an unusual approach of f... Read More

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  • The Wolftrap Syrah Mourvedre Viognier 2014

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Domaine Rostaing Cote Rotie Blonde 2011

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    Wine review by anchca


  • Domaine du Monteillet Condrieu les Grandes Chaillees 2011

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    There are a lot of wines I love. Very few I have actually dreamed about. This wine is one of those.On the nose, its honey and fruit, but with a hint of a mineral edge.You expect it to be pure honey on the palate but its not. This wine surprises you like that.Its like those summer days, when its burning hot and all your memories melt into a plea... Read More

    Wine review by Shoshi Cooper


  • "Guess what day it is"  It's Wednesday, April 15th ... ... he co-fermented with 3-4% Viognier. It had a fragrant nose of violets as well as green and black olives. The palate was red fruit driven with a creamy texture. 2014 Myriad Syrah Las Madres Esther Block - 2nd pick, destemmed, foot tread, 25% new oak. Nose is distinctively Mike's with th... Read More

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  • This was fantastic! As was getting it from a wine shop at half retail. ... 25% ... ... 25% Picpoul Blanc, 25% Viognier, and 17% Roussanne&nbs Read More

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  • Grace Estate Winery Viognier 2013

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    Light and crisp for a Viognier. Stainless steel aged. Less than robust palate. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • King Family Vineyards Viognier 2013

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    Very light for a Viognier. Aromatic, floral nose, almost perfumed. Read More

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  • OK, again, Semillon is far from the most arcane grape variety.  However, ... ... this one has an almost Viognier-like nose--flowery and with lots of tropical fruit.  Sure enough, on entry I get a big hit of pineapple and melon.  As the wine flows back banana flavor emerges.  Then there is a nice big hit of tartness.  That makes this wine so e... Read More

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  • Bodega Dominio Buenavista Vino de la Tierra Contraviesa Alpujarra Veleta 2007

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  • I tried and bought 2009 and 2010 Vigonier from Mc pherson Vineyards in Lubbock, Texas. I thought they were outstanding!! K. Kangas

    Comment by 794009ohiokangas 794009 ohiokangas


  • The best Viognier ever is Raventos Blanc Parfum de Vi Blanc, Penedes!!!!

    Comment by 832213viognierbabe 832213 viognierbabe


  • Since its orginal planting and first harvest in 1993 at Horton Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia (Monticello Appelation)- Viognier has risen not only to become the top grape in Virginia- but the wines produced from it have become some of the first to recognized as "competitive" with wines from the rest of the world. One of the reasons for ...

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