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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  • Barboursville Vineyards Viognier Reserve 2006

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    I had this wine at the vintner's luncheon 6/28/08 yesterday, so I'm reviewing from memory, sorry for lack of detail. It had a nice appearance, aroma, and taste. It was the only wine from the tasting luncheon that I was impressed with enough to purchase a bottle afterwards. I'll write a more detailed review when I drink that. Read More

    Wine review by MrsThorsen


  • Shoo Fly Buzz Cut White 2007

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    They have added on one more grape to this Aussie blend this year, but have ... ... white blend matches Verdelho,Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and Semillon. The blend is fermented in stainless steel and while good right now, will cellar for 2-3 years. Flavors of tropical fruit and exotic perfume makes this a wonderful pairing ... Read More

    Wine review by treg906


  • Spier Vintage Selection Shiraz Mouvedre Viognier 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Tom Quinn


  • Graff Family Vineyards Viognier Monterey County Chalone United States California 2006

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    Good viognier, but not great, like most of the Graff wines. It has citrus and spice, but is a bit one-dimensional and heavy. Read More

    Wine review by Derek67


  • The Laughing Magpie Shiraz/Viognier 2006

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    that viognier definitely does its job, giving dark fruit some fizzy lift. Read More

    Wine review by jasonkauf


  • Pazo de Señorans Albariño 2006

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    Have not met an Albarino that I didnt like. This one is special as I had this ... I have tasted exhibiting a Viognier like nose of dried apricots and peaches with a medium weight, and pure, clean flavors. Great with seafood particularly ones that carry a shel Read More

    Wine review by treg906


  • The Sicilians say, that Sicily is a great place to live but a terrible place to ... Maurigi's other white a 100% Viognier which had all the aromatic character of a Condrieu but in a much lower gear; however the wine put the pedal to the metal in the acid department, just ripping around the corners and through the straight-aways of the mouth. I... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Postcard from Sicily


  • The Sicilians say, that Sicily is a great place to live but a terrible place to ... Maurigi's other white a 100% Viognier which had all the aromatic character of a Condrieu but in a much lower gear; however the wine put the pedal to the metal in the acid department, just ripping around the corners and through the straight-aways of the mouth. I... Read More

    From the article A Postcard from Sicily


  • Andrew Murray Viognier Estate United States California 2006

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    Delicious. Wish I would have bought more. Easy drinking. Read More

    Wine review by SueBeeLV


  • Bears' Lair Viognier California 2005

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    This is a mild viognier just fine for table wine and light dinner. And for the price, you can't beat it. Carried at Trader Joe's Read More

    Wine review by SueBeeLV


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