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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  • Second that OT, I'd still be drinking Annie Green Springs!So I started this ... ... (Lebanese white blend of Viognier, Vermentino and Chardonnay).  Not much on the nose maybe some subtle lemon cream. The palate is mainly lemon cream with a hint of anise, some nutmeg, medium acidity and a medium finish. Interesting diversion but not an everyday ... Read More

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  • Chateau Musar Jeune Blanc 2013

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    Cooked up some Lebanese chick pea stew so naturally had to reach for the ... ... ... (Lebanese white blend of Viognier, Vermentino and Chardonnay). Not much on the nose maybe some subtle lemon cream. The palate is mainly lemon cream with a hint of anise, some nutmeg, medium acidity and a medium finish. Interesting diversion but not an everyda... Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Les Vins de Vienne Condrieu Blanc d'Argent 2012

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    Wine review by batonlone


  • Not quite unique enough for something completely different, but not your ... ... quaff either. This Condrieu viognier has plenty of floral aromatics of medium intensity. The palate is also very floral with honeysuckle and some stone fruit flavors of ripe peach and a touch of ripe pear. This is lacking a bit of acidity for my taste. The finish ... Read More

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  • Les Vins de Vienne Condrieu Blanc d'Argent 2012

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    Nice enough Viognier from Condrieu. Floral aromatics of medium intensity. The palate is very floral with honeysuckle and also some stone fruit flavors of ripe peach and a touch of ripe pear. This is lacking a bit of acidity. The finish is of medium length dominated by floral notes. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Sunday Funday 2013

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    Crisp stainless steel chard, good acid. Read More

    Wine review by ChipForsythe


  • Tabali Viognier Reserva 2013

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    This Viogner is incredibly light and not overly fragrant, which is quite a surprise for a Viognier, which I normally find more pungent in aroma. The first taste is mild and then it hits you with a sharp punch combining tastes of ripe peach, pear and melon with undertones of cantaloupe and kiwi. This wine is incredibly fruit forward and quite a... Read More

    Wine review by 40somethinglife


  • Just got back from the Charleston Wine and Food Festival, had a good time ... ... ... this Russian Hill Estate viognier that we picked up last time we were out there. Some nice floral and honeysuckle on the nose. More of the same on the palate as well as some creamy lemon pith, medium acidity and a medium finish. Not a bad way to wind down the... Read More

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  • Russian Hill Estate Winery Russian River Valley Viognier 2013

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    Decent Viognier from Russian River. Some nice floral and honeysuckle on the nose. More of the same on the palate as well as some creamy lemon pith, medium acidity and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Sanguis Out of Line 2010

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    Wine review by tkl1728


  • 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 ...

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