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Viognier Wine Details
Price: $16.99 per bottle

Description: Extremely ripe grapes were pressed to produce juice typical of a Viognier. The wine was then barrel-fermented at cool temperatures for richness, and malolactic fermentation was inhibited to keep the acidity vibrant. Our most popular wine next to our Chardonnay, the Viognier was aged 40% in neutral oak and 60% in stainless steel, and was also bottled with screw cap closures.

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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