Viognier Wine

Phonetically Vee-yon-yay, this difficult to pronounce grape is also quite tricky to grow, needing a long, slow ripening period to coax out its rich, silky, peachy fruit. A native of the Rhone Valley, France, it single-handedly produces the famous Condrieu, and is added to white Rhone blends in the South. A small percentage is allowed in the production of Côte Rôtie to soften the power of the Syrah, a practice now taking hold in the rest of the world.

A fairly promiscuous if fickle grape, you’ll find Viognier cropping up all over the wine world, in locations as diverse as South Africa, Chile and Australia. Aromas veer towards the perfumed, often with very intense, heady floral notes while classic flavours are fruit-driven – think apricot, peach and richer citrus notes and you’ll be more than halfway there…

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