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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  • OT, was that raspberry for me?  Related to my comments about not drinking ... ... of Calera PN and the Viognier.  And I was talking with someone about the IPOB tasting (and some of the founders of that) with someone at the time.  Stay tuned. Tonight we'll have BBQ chicken wings and I was contemplating a white, the J. Lohr Gesture RMV that I b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Is there a winemaker/grower that OT doesn't know?  Now they want his ... bottle of Roussane?Marsanne/Viognier by the nice people at J. Lohr--more coming on that.  I hope I didn't cook it in the car, as we tried to park in shade wherever we went, but it was difficult.  On the way home, we decided to get off the freeway to avoid traffic, taking ... Read More

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  • What are the secrets of a winemaker with over one hundred 90+ point wines ... ... them, are achieved through Viognier, Muscat Canelli, and Muscat. Weight, texture, and depth are made possible by Semillon and Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc is the structural beam of acidity. Each varietal is cultivated to be its very best self. Blending begins only... Read More

    From the article All About Wine, Vine by Vine


  • Vallouit Condrieu Tendre a l'Ancienne 1994

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... white wines made from the viognier grape in 7 communes forming a 12 mile stretch of the west bank of the Rhone south of Cote-Rotie. Four of the communes also form part of the Saint-Joseph appellation.The vines are grown on steep south and south-west facing slopes overlooking the river. The viogn... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Parmelee-Hill Darcy 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Very floral nosehoneysuckle, orange blossompresumably, from the viognier. Stone fruit, green apple on the tongue. Somewhat viscous mouthfeel. Some vanilla and, now, some melon. Oak treatment? Thankfully, acid suppresses the fruitiness. Almost a refreshing wine. Just a tad too "rich." Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Las Moras Late Harvest Viognier San Juan Argentina 2006

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    best wine i ever tasted!!!! Read More

    Wine review by lauraicobo


  • Pelletiere Estate Willow Creek District Viognier 2014

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Cline Viognier North Coast 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge, and Walla Walla Valley: a triumvirate of ... ... Syrah is co-fermented with Viognier. The lifted nose shows red fruit as well as white flower aromas. Blueberry and gentle wisps of appealing tar lead the dense and layered palate. Cherry, spice, Savory herb and hints of blackberry are present as well. The finish ... Read More

    From the article Washington & Oregon Wines Tread the Line


  • Okay, back to the topic:  The SIWBM is going badly.  What can you do ... white besides the Jemrose Viognier I bought from LB.  I pulled the trigger on four, which was probably less than I should have.&nbs Read More

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