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Viognier 2003

Viognier 2003 Wine Details

Description: (Silver medal winner at the Tasters Guild International Wine Competition 2004) Floral bouquet. Full body with rich fruit flavors and a touch of spice in the finish. Typical Viognier character. No oak, cold fermented

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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