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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  • Bonterra Vineyards Viognier North Coast 2006

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  • Gangloff Condrieu 2005

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    Magnificent wine. It has a deep, alluring, seductive golden colour, and a spectacularly luscious, sensual, complex nose of apricot, almond, pear, apple, biscuits and cream. The palate is astounding: long and richly enveloping, it boasts a wonderful wealth of gustatory sensations: autumn orchard fruits, macadamia nut, vanilla, heather and honey. ... Read More

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  • Penny's Hill Red Blend Mclaren Vale Specialized Shiraz Cabernet Merlot 2007

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    Totally drinkable without being outstanding. The short finish keeps it from ... ... and quite good. Shiraz/Viognier blends are a good idea: see The Laughing Magpi Read More

    Wine review by ff1959


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  • Zaca Mesa Viognier Estate Grown & Bottled 2006

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  • Tw Wines Viognier Gisborne 2007

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    This 2007 vintage is outstanding with aromas of peaches, nectarines and honey which precedes a rich, full bodied palette with a hint of marzipan. The acidity is not great but what you taste really over-rides that fact. Almost Condrieu at half the price. More of this please! Read More

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  • Covington Cellars Viognier Columbia Valley 2005

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