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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  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

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      There is some debate over how this famous wine region got its name. Spanish settlers named...

  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • Sonoma County

      Wine-making in Sonoma, California began in 1812 when Russian colonists planted grapes at F...

  • Argentina

    Argentina is one of the top five wine-producing countries in the world. For a long time, most o...

  • South Africa

      The history of wine-making in South Africa began as the Dutch East India company establish...

  • Condrieu

    Condrieu (From the French coin de ruisseau meaning "corner of the brook") is a French wine-growin...

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    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Cordier

    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

  • Château Paul Mas

    For over 170 years, González Byass has committed itself to research and quality for its range of ...

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    Château de Seguin in Bordeaux is part of the CHRIS-WINE Group. An indenpendent and family owned w...

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      Moet & Chandon is one of the most well-known luxury champagne producers in the word. Wi...

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Viognier on Snooth

  • Halcon is QPR personified Mark. Patience is rewarded as well,Last night we had ... blend of Grenache, Syrah, Viognier and Muscat that was co-fermented. A local wine vinified by Scott Schultz who is Pax Mahle's cellarmaster at Wind Gap/PAX/Agharta. The winery is a stones throw from the restaurant  and is home to PAX, RYME, Jolie Laide, Wilde Fa... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Rostaing Cote Rotie Classique 1999

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought from the website ... up to 10% ... up to 10% of the white grape viognier may be added to a blend Cote-Rotie is subdivided into the Cote Blonde and the Cote Brune on the basis of soil types. Domaine Rostaing has 7.5 hectares spread over 20 plots in Cote-Rotie, Condrieu and Languedoc and makes sever... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Louis Latour Chard Viognier Duet 2010

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    Not bad but not great blend of chardonnay and viognier. Feels a bit heavy on the viognier with some ripe pear, butterscotch and muted lemon on the palate. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Laurent Miquel Viognier Nord Sud 2012

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    Bottom line: Rich, luscious, and delicious. Milk chocolate and tropical fruit with whipped cream on top mingle with pineapple and lime. The sweet, delicate finish turns into pink and orange fruits on the palate. Clearly, this grape has an affinity for oak and late summer nights. A+! Read More

    Wine review by 1525576Claudia Angelillo 1525576 Claudia Angelillo


  • Laurent Miquel Viognier Nord Sud 2012

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    Slightly spicy, honeyed aromas with good floral notes. Nice and juicy, a little oily with a touch of cream, this wine is just enough bite to grab hold of and enough fruit to keep it interesting. For 14 bucks it's a great value. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Laurent Miquel l'Artisan Viognier Viognier 2012

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Clos Lachance Viognier Santa Clara County Estate 2006

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  • Cline Cellars North Coast Viognier 2013

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    Not quite as fruity as the 2012 but melon and honeysuckle on the nose with a touch of pineapple and well balanced. Read More

    Wine review by 1073394RandyFisher 1073394 RandyFisher


  • Cotes du Rhone. It’s a surprisingly well known wine in a world where the ... 19% Mourvedre, 18% Syrah, 3% ViognierArt+Farm Wine Oakville Ca A bit honied on the nose with some assertive raw wood notes and jammy, black licorice and dried fruit aromas all topped with a hint of white pepper and something vaguely green and gummy. Soft on entry,this... Read More

    From the article Cotes Du Rhone in 2014


  • D'Arenberg Hermit Crab' /9 2008

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    Light straw color...held up well in 2014. The Viognier Marsanne bled is true to form, but just not my preference. Well balanced. If I liked this type of blend, it would receive high compliments. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • I tried and bought 2009 and 2010 Vigonier from Mc pherson Vineyards in Lubbock, Texas. I thought they were outstanding!! K. Kangas

    Comment by 794009ohiokangas 794009 ohiokangas


  • The best Viognier ever is Raventos Blanc Parfum de Vi Blanc, Penedes!!!!

    Comment by 832213viognierbabe 832213 viognierbabe


  • Since its orginal planting and first harvest in 1993 at Horton Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia (Monticello Appelation)- Viognier has risen not only to become the top grape in Virginia- but the wines produced from it have become some of the first to recognized as "competitive" with wines from the rest of the world. One of the reasons for ...

    Comment by 83884ChipDWood 83884 ChipDWood


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