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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  • A few favorites:Zichichi - went there for a barrel tasting and would up buying ... ... - Always enjoy their Viognier, and their breads and olive oi Read More

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  • Southern California, Al, specifically, eastern Los Angeles County.As much as I ...  I am not a big fan of Viognier varietal bottlings.  I'm probably not going to buy one in a retail store.  I have received a couple through wine clubs.  I have to say, they were a nice change, and I don't feel that I was screwed.  On the other hand, I'm still no... Read More

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  • Chateau du Rozay Condrieu 1992

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ... white wines made from the viognier grape in seven communes forming a 12 mile stretch of the west bank of the Rhone south of the Cote-Rotie AOC.Four of the communes also form part of the Saint-Joseph AOC.The grapes are grown on steep south and south-east facing slopes overlooking ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Due to popular demand (don't ask where that demand came from or you'll spoil my fun), we appear to need some new wine discussion topics.  This topic was only relevant to Thursday as a test case but was subsequently expanded to cover the weekend too.  What ever you bring up in this topic should either occur on a Thursday - Sunday, or it could be ... Read More

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  • There’s nothing more comforting and warming on a cold winter evening than ... than ... signature grape, Viognier. Stephen grows and produces several different styles of Viognier ranging from crisp and refreshing to well-proportioned and nicely textured – all well-made and delicious renditions of the variety . You can even find a scrumptious, l... Read More

    From the article Robust Red Wines to Enjoy This Winter


  • The forum has been pretty darn quiet lately, save for William's lively, yet ... optimal.  This has no Viognier blend.  Sorry, you people can't get this.  However, Greg knows how to get some.  We followed this with the Brunello and damn, it was nice.  Terri made a buttermilk marinated chicken breast thing.  It was one of those wine nights where ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Darioush Viognier Signature 2012

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    Wine review by anchca


  • I once spent 48 hours making a sauce from scratch. It was a classic Sauce ... ... ... with a little Muscat and Viognier13.6% abv. Bonterra Organic Vineyards started out as an organic wine project at Fetzer Vineyards in the early 90s. The mix of 70% oak and 30% stainless steel makes for a pleasantly balanced structure. There's just a little hin... Read More

    From the article TV Dinner and Wine Pairing Guide


  • Wow, a '10 Pets that's already open? Good to hear.Probably because the ... various Rhone (PS, Syrah and Viognier), Spanish (Albarino and Tempranillo) and Italian (Barbera and Trebbianon) grape varieties.  In addition to these "Estate Grown" grapes, it appears that vint other varieties (e.g., PG, Primitivo and Zinfandel) from other areas.In the... Read More

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  • Darioush Viognier Napa Valley Signature 2013

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    Not a typical Viognier, much fruitier. 100% Viognier. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • 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 ...

    Comment by 83884ChipDWood 83884 ChipDWood


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