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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  • Thanks Larry, I've seen you on Berserkers (where I lurk more than I post), ... ... We sampled an excellent viognier and then three rhone blends followed by one of the better syrahs of the trip so far. We really enjoyed the atmosphere here on top of the world, sitting outside overlooking the vineyards for a seated tasting.  Some folks staying ... Read More

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  • Thanks all for the concern but we are fully enjoying everything so far. I'm ... pinots, three syrahs and a viognier were on offer. Their all stainless chardonnay (Inox) was excellent - crisp, acidic, nice notes of lemon cream and a hint of pineapple. We also enjoyed the 2012 estate syrah - High Density. The name is an indication of the vineyard... Read More

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  • Had a great first full day here in south central California. Started off with a very good breakfast at the ForFriends B&B in Santa Ynez. Too early for any of the tasting rooms to be open so we headed down to Jalama beach for some salt air and scenery. Beautiful beach with some interesting campsites and about a half dozen surfers enjoying some mo... Read More

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  • OT-tell us about it? Mine are in route with an ETA of Monday or ... 8% Grenache and 2% Viognier. A nice change of pace for this mostly Cab drinker. Good foral nose, bright fruit on entry, good acidiity, medium body, very fine tannins with a medium finish. Very, very easy drinking.  Read More

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  • Hi All!We have belonged to a wine making club for over 20 years and make two ... Giacosa. Yes, we also enjoy Viognier, Savignon Blank, and French whites.Thank you and have a great day!&nbs Read More

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  • I just joined Snooth and am looking forward to learning more about wine and reviews of good wines. I have been making wine for over 20 years, but also purchase great wines for special occasions. We enjoy Italian wines especially Barolo, French Bordeaux, Napa Cabernet & Chardonnay, and Malbec from Argentina. Looking forward to what the Snooth exp... Read More

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  • King Estate Winery Viognier 2013

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    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes 2014

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    Another option for a full bodied white wine. Great choice for turkey. If you ... you ... sauvignon blanc or viognier you will like torronte Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • Adelaida Viognier Anna's Estate Vineyard 2013

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    Very tasty Paso viognier from Adelaida. There's lemon and ripe pear on the nose. On the tongue is more ripe pear, honeysuckle, ripe stone fruits, a hint of minerality, tongue coating texture, a medium finish and medium acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Got on the scale yesterday - it was not good, especially with the Holidays ... ... quiche (no dessert) and this viognier which paired rather nicely.This is a very tasty Paso viognier from Adelaida.  There's lemon and ripe pear on the nose. On the tongue is more ripe pear, honeysuckle, ripe stone fruits, a hint of minerality, tongue coating tex... Read More

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