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Viognier

Viognier Wine Details
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Description: Bronze Medal Winner at the Virginia Wine Lovers Competition. The origin of the Viognier grape is unknown but it is believed that the grape was brought to Rhone regions of France by the Romans in 281 AD. Viognier was once a common grape grown all over France. Because of the damage to the vineyards during World War One, it is a rare white grape grown almost exclusively in the northern Rhone regions of France. The Viognier grape is fast becoming the Champagne style grape in Virginia. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in Hungarian Oak for just 30 days, this white wine is fruity and refreshing. 50 Cases Normally Produced.

Varietal Definition
Viognier:
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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