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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  • The Laughing Magpie Shiraz/Viognier 2006

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    Wine review by honeydew


  • Oak Grove Reserve Viognier 2007

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    Full, rich body with an almost oily texture. Apricot and peach with a touch of ... recommend this to any fan of viognier. I would give this a low 4 ratin Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


  • Oak Grove Reserve Viognier 2007

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    This wine was number 4 on the 100 Best Buy List for 2008 put out by Wine Enthusiast. They gave it a 89. Beautiful yellow color with a touch of green. Medium bodied with the aroma of tropical fruits. Tastes seem to dance around the palate including hints of citrus and vanilla with a nice background of oak. Very enjoyable wine and for the price ev... Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


  • In case you missed our latest email.Australian Shiraz has had a tough time of ... of ... Footstep 2007 Shiraz-Viognier ($15) - Langhorne Creek, South Australiahttp://www.snooth.com/wine/zontes-footstep-shiraz-viognier-2007/ * Adds a dollop of Viognier to the mix yielding a wine with an irresistibly fragrant bouquet * Marries the black f... Read More

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  • D' Arenberg "The Laughing Magpie" Mclaren Vale 2000

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    Wine review by Oldbridgecellars


  • Rockhouse Vineyards Viognier 2006

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    Wine review by scottdseaman


  • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier California 1999

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    Wine review by sdsolomon


  • Australian Shiraz has had a tough time of it lately. Many fine and historic ... Zonte's Footstep 2007 Shiraz-Viognier - Langhorne Creek, South Australia Adds a dollop of Viognier to the mix yielding a wine with an irresistibly fragrant bouquet. Marries the black fruit of Shiraz to the floral, honied tones of Viognier. Dusty and fruity on the p... Read More

    From the article The Face of Australian Wine Meets the Palate of Snooth's Tasting Panel


  • Chateau Domecq Cosecha Seleccionada Vino Blanco 2007

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    Bouquet: Grapefruitcreamy, spices, hint of licoricelong spicy finishexcellent ... ideal mix of chardonnay and viognie Read More

    Wine review by Degrandcru


  • Peirano Estate Vineyards The 2006

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    Not bad. Flavors were not huge here; what was present reminded me mostly of chardonnay. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


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