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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  • Jaffurs Viognier Santa Barbara County 2006

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    Good summer wine. Kelli's fav. Read More

    Wine review by Solomon162


  • Viognier Vin de Pays de Mediterranee 2006

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    Very nice, quite aromatic, but not sweet. Good value. Read More

    Wine review by Inti


  • D'Arenberg White Blend Mclaren Vale the Noble Viognier Semillon Marsanne Riesling 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by n8540


  • Bonterra Vineyards Viognier North Coast 2006

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    This wine had a very light, grape-y flavor. It's a blend of viognier, marsanne and rousanne. It tasted great paired with light appetizers but could also be easily sipped alone. The tasting notes from Flemings where I tasted it read "Aromas of honeysuckle, jasmine and exotic fruits greet the nose, and layers of fresh sliced peaches, papaya, mango... Read More

    Wine review by meganmarco


  • Bonterra Vineyards Viognier North Coast 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by meganmarco


  • I love Marco Negri. Does anyone have any other recommendations? Any would be greatly appriciated. Thank you all. Read More

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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

    Wine review by ricard


  • What does one pair with a well-spiced but not hot ground pork kebab paired with asparagus served with a tomato cumin salsa and cilantro-yoghurt cream. I was leaning towards a white... any suggestions Read More

    Forum post in the topic wine for Indian food


  • 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


  • Okay, I've gotten to the point where I can admit that I love wine. However, I ... ... Noir ($25)- La Crema Viognier & Pinot Gris ($20 each)- Twelve Wines Pinot Noir ($25)- Panther Creek Winemakers Cuvee ($25)- Witness Tree Estate Pinot Noir ($28)These are my choices. As you can see they are almost all west coast (US) wines. Wha... Read More

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