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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  • Cooper's Hawk White Blend American NV

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    Floral on the nose and a bit sweet on the palate. A party favorite!! Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Chateau Domecq Cosecha Seleccionada Vino Blanco 2007

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    Wine review by Couttolene


  • RBA -Congrats to Sandra!!! Have a great evening party.Yesterday we had our ... ... Denner Syrah (95% Syrah, 5% Viognier. This was purchased during our visit in 2013. Good nose with blackberry and hint of tabacco, it has complexity of dark fruit and spiciness as it coats your mouth, medium to long finish with a firm about of tannin. While it wa... Read More

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  • Yalumba Shiraz Viognier Y Series 2012

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    Very nice wine. Enough fruit to be interesting, nice acidity, soft tannins and a very pleasant medium length finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Tonight I attended our second tasting of Chilean wines at the Crystal City Wine ... Delirio Reserva Chardonnay-Viognier blend from Central Valley, the Codorniz Carmenere from Central Valley and the El Delirio Reserva Syrah-Malbec blend from Maule Valley.  They were all very nice and as such I bought one each of the first three, then three of Sy... Read More

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  • Gabriel Meffre Cotes du Rhone "Saint Vincent" 2014

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    The 2014 edition of "Saint Vincent" is delicious - much like the previous 2 editions - and affordable by almost everyone. The elegant, pear, tisane and gooseberry flavours are clean, pure and without edge - surprising at this price point. Though intended for immediate consumption, due to the Roussane component could last 2 more years in bottle... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Zonte's Footsteps Shiraz-Viognier 2007

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier 2011

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Zaca Mesa Viognier 2009

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

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    Wine review by smuratore


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