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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  • Cantina Giacomo AscheriWines reviewed:2007 Cristina Ascheri Gavi di Gavi ... Podere di Montalupa Bianco (Viognier)86pts2007 Ascheri Dolcetto dAlba Nirane87pts2007 Ascheri Dolcetto dAlba Podere di Sorano San Rocco90pts2007 Ascheri Barbera dAlba Fontanelle88pts2006 Ascheri Nebbiolo dAlba Bricco San Giacomo89pts2005 Ascheri Montalupa Langhe... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Ascheri: Making Bra proud!


  • Giacomo Ascheri Podere di Montalupa di Bra Bianco 2005

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    This is a dream wine for Matteo who feels that the Rhone varieties are well ... never been much of a fan of Viognier and this is just not my cup of wine but it is complex and intriguing today and will be interesting to taste down the road. 86p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Yalumba Y Series Viognier Viognier Viognier Australia South Australia Clare Valley Yalumba 2007

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    Good viognier for the price. Apricot and other light fruit. Read More

    Wine review by Healy


  • M & D Phillips Incognito Viognier 2005

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    Extremely sweet and fruity! Read More

    Wine review by WJoeTrojan


  • Wild Horse Viognier 2006

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    2006 Wild Horse Viognier is a nice little wine. Clean and greenish-yellow in tint it delivered notes of honeysuckle and apricot with a touch of nectarine. Good acidity, not thin at all (some rest in a neutral oak perhaps?) with a flinty, mineral finish that I found very agreeable with both the meal Moroccan) and a bit of a palate cleanser. Nice... Read More

    Wine review by tmpape


  • Viognier 'Y' Series Yalumba 2006

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    An OK Viognier, with nice acidity and tropical fruit. I don't know how much oak was used, but i was turned off by the heavy vanilla and oak notes, but otehr more novice drinkers liked it more. Little terrior coming through on this industrial Viognier for me though. Read More

    Wine review by hershey


  • Cline Cellars Viognier Sonoma County 2007

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    Spicy, very fruity and floral. Nice - entered via my iphone Read More

    Wine review by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


  • Becker Vineyards Viognier Texas Hill Country 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by kstalbaum


  • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by paulc


  • In order to fully appreciate your wine experience, it's extremely important to understand the characteristics of grapes and how they create a wine's overall personality.  After all, a red grape does not just make a red wine.  One can certainly see this effect when tasting a Cabernet Sauvignon next to a Pinot Noir.  We say a wine is varietally co... Read More

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