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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  • We did taste the Rkatsiteli wine but we did not purchase a bottle.  Sandra ... ... but not as much as the Viognier.  I thought about buying a bottle but since I didn't know much about the grape, I elected to go for the Chardonna Read More

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  • Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by jillpickle


  • Looking forward to learning more about wines and wine pairings; especially pairings for desserts such as cheesecakes and chocolate cakes. Read More

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  • Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2014

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    Binny's 8/2015. Was forced to use 8 oz. in a Braciole recipe, but downed the rest a couple days later. Really enjoyed it with my mom on her 90th birthday. Stood up to a stout homemade vegetable soup. I must like it, this is the third bottle I have purchased over the last five years. Usually I am a one and done with wine. So many wines, so little... Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier 2014

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    Mariano's 8/2015. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Church and State Wines Trebella 2014

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    The 2014 vintage Trebella won triple platinum in its home land and justly so... ... on well-ripened Roussanne, Viognier and Marsanne with typical Tisane (Herb tea) floral notes on the nose in addition to cake spice. Entry is warm (14% alcohol) and peach-like with a zesty, spicy and medium finish. More dense and less thirst-quenching than 2013... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Rockpile Winery Syrah Madrone Spring Vineyard 2010

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    Initial tartness on the tip of the tongue surprises me a bit. That diminishes quickly, and is followed by a somewhat gamey sensation. Another surprise is sweetness that pops up towards the back of the tongue/palate. Fairly full-bodied, but not monstrous by any calculation. Nice because it does not blow you away with berry or cherry flavors. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Hand of God Fingerprint Series White Blend 2012

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    Wine review by Red hot Dog


  • Confin Cachapoal Valley Chile Viognier Reserva Especial 2013

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    Very complex, I find my palate torn between Ah NO! too--Wow and I keep drinking it trying to find why this cuvee appeals to me, just a bit dry, but even that is a good thing......,) Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Mccay Cellars Viognier 2014

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    The wine is a pale amber in the glass while the nose is a rather subdued ...-viognier.htm Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


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