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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  • Bookcliff Vineyards Viognier NV

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    Wine review by zhacker98


  • Bookcliff Vineyards Viognier 2004

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    Wine review by zhacker98


  • The White Knight Clarksburg Viognier 2005

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    Really fruity, but excellent. It is a great wine to pair with a lot of food, but good by itself. Read More

    Wine review by kdraxton


  • Miner Viognier 2007

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    This wine smells extremely sweet, but is smooth and very close to a chardonnay. The light golden color is gorgeous in a carved crystal glass and the wine works very well with roasted pork tenderloin. The taste is crisp, but not overpowering. It finishes smooth and the taste tapers off to a light aftertaste that is extremely mellow. Though thi... Read More

    Wine review by coryhwhite357


  • Domaine Saint Ferréol Viognier Vin de Pays d'Oc 2006

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    Lovely complexity and a richness that is perfectly balanced by the acidity. ... this to the best Condrieu Viogniers it doesn't quite have the depth and texture of the great Rhone wines, but as it stands it is a stonker and well worth the eleven quid. http://www.spittoon.biz/domaine-saint-ferreol-viognier.htmlExcellent with Rosemary Seared Sca... Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler


  • Lagarde Viognier Reserva 2006

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    Boa cor, bom aroma, gosto cítrico acentuado, bom para um dia quente de verão. Read More

    Wine review by Gusman


  • Cline Cellars Viognier Sonoma County 2007

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    Stone fruit flavors, such as apricots and peaches. Pairs with turkey or chicken (e.g., drier white meats) with herbs along with a side of wild rice. Because it is full-bodied and flavorful, this wine is also an excellent match for Mediterranean stews and food with heat (e.g., Thai curry or spicy Mexican dishes). Read More

    Wine review by David Kohl


  • Keith Tulloch Wine Viognier 2007

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    Wine review by ChrisGray


  • Rosso Bianco Shiraz 2006

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    A high quality, everyday table wine with a very pleasant nose, cherry-spice flavors, and smooth, finish with nice variety in aftertaste. Drink fresh and soon, alone or with pasta or meat. More fruity than others; less dry. Read More

    Wine review by NightHeron


  • De Bortoli Windy Peak Shiraz/Viognier 2003

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    Wine review by cayenne75


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