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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  • Alamosa Wine Cellars Scissor Tail Roussane Viognier Marsanne 2006

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    Wine review by barri0s1872


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

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    A full, deep, and complex shiraz. Floral notes on the nose due to the viognier that blend well with the deep spices and berry notes of shiraz, a truly nice balance. Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872


  • Bodegas Muga Rioja Blanco 2006

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    This was a really nice white: light, crisp, and fresh that reminds me of a kind ... ... the oak punch or a warm viognier. Nice soft floral qualities on the nos Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872


  • With Black Friday and Internet Monday behind us with a swift kick to the start ... $320 total.Three French hens,Viognier from Condrieu is so seductive, Ill cap these French hens with Rene Rostaings 2004 La Bonnette Condrieu.  At a total of $141, and after consuming three bottles in one night, youll need more than a rooster to wake me in the mo... Read More

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  • Pearmund Vineyard Viognier 2007

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    My favorite Virginia Viognier, like a Chardonnay which has gone on a Tropical Vacation! It's many medals include a Concordance Gold. See http://www.pearmundcellars.com/awards.shtml for a complete list. Read More

    Wine review by info77


  • Sacha Lichine Blanche la Poule 2006

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    a nice, easy to drink white and good for the price. reminds me of chardonnay ... is just what i had), and the viognier rounds it out giving it more bod Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872


  • Vr la Cereza Viognier Temecula Valley 2005

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    Wine review by Drewusc23


  • Stuart Cellars Viognier California 2003

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    This winery was a highlight of our Temecula wine tour. This wine was toward the top of the list of all the wines tasted that day. Great peach taste, but not too overwhelming. Read More

    Wine review by Drewusc23


  • Lambert Bridge Viognier Dry Creek Valley 2007

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    This was a wonderful surprise for me!!!! It was my first time tasting a Viognier and I found it to be a bit sweet and spicier then a Sauvignon Blanc.........and more complex. We had it with a Crab and Pea Rissotto which was a wonderful complement.I would serve this again, especially in the summer months!! A bit of spice, a bit of fruit, some ... Read More

    Wine review by Jon of Sonoma


  • Yalumba Viognier Eden Valley the Virgilius 2005

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    Wine review by vinosygatos


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