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Viognier Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: Vintage 2006. This wine is an elegant expression of Viognier's potential in Virginia and is made using only the wild yeast native to the grape skins. White flowers and apricots dominate the nose, combined with more subtle aromas of honeysuckle and mint. Twenty days of fermentation yielded great complexity and depth in the palate, delivering smooth, well-integrated flavors of apricots, mint and dry almonds complimented by the spiciness typical of sur lies aging.

Varietal Definition
The most acclaimed white wine grape from France's Rhône Valley, Viognier is a highly aromatic varietal, with a flavor profile that could include peach, apricot, nectarine, lichee, musk and flower blossom. The heady perfume of this varietal is one of its trademarks, although its flavors are sometimes problematic in matching with food. However, it does well with lobster, crab and moderately flavored fish. Use it as an apéritif as an alternative to Chardonnay. The "Rhône Rangers" in California have done an excellent job promoting this varietal.


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