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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  • Melville Viognier Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Estate 2009

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  • Domaine Saint Ferréol Viognier Vin de Pays d'Oc 2006

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  • Anakena White Blend Rapel Valley Ona Viognier Riesling Chardonnay 2005

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  • Denner Viognier Paso Robles 2009

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  • Went to Murphys, CA today for lunch, and ended up with a few bottles of ... (42% Marsanne, 32% Viognier, 23% Roussanne, and 3% Grenache Blanc).  Thought of you, Vin0Vin0 when tasting this:-)But it's COLD here, and I need some red to warm the hands.  So I opened the 2014 Grenache.  There's something about the Grenache coming out of the Sierra Fo... Read More

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  • Thank you, Dvogler. I had suspected the other commenters might not be complete ... cabernet franc, and gamay; viognier, semillon,  and pinot blanc. These grapes produce wines that suit my palate better than the wines from varietals like syrah, cab sauv, sauv blanc, and some of the others.I think my prejudice stems from the practice of so many ... Read More

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  • So happy to be amongst fellow oenophiles! I am a freelance copywriter, writing in the food, wine, and spirits industry.I am here to share my personal enthusiasm for wines, not for professional reasons.I live in Fargo, North Dakota, USA, where no one grows wine grapes to produce actual wine. I am just slightly better informed than a complete novi... Read More

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  • Church & State Wines Coyote Bowl Series Viognier 2014

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    Another great wine from the CBS label at Church & State, this Viognier is redolent of tropical fruit and Arabian spices on the nose while filled with hop-like warmth and viscous, semi-sweet Valencia Orange and tropical honey on the palate. Rich and open (almost Australian), this will please many and should be good with San Francisco-style Chines... Read More

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  • Oh wait - Emark nailed that one precisely.  It is the Chenin Blanc-Viognier,  Yes and I did get that specifically for the scallops.  Good call, Emark.  Read More

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  • Well, I can see "Rid" on one of the labels and "Po" on the ... ... Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier, which sounds outstanding with those scallops.No guess, at all, on the "Po" wine.John, welcome to the Snooth Forum.  Your meal certainly has me drooling, but we are curious about your wine Read More

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