few years ago, Viognier was a rarity. In 1965,
only 8 hectares were found almost exclusively in Condrieu in
the northern Rhône. Nowadays, this stylish exotically
aromatic variety has been noticed, and is spreading
across the south of France in Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence,
as well as in California.
Viognier produces an intense, dry white wine, lots of
fruit and a flavour mingling apricot, apple, peach and violet
with a hint of honey.
best drunk young. It is beautiful with spicy Asiatic
dishes or with medium to strong cheeses. It is also
an unusual choice for simply prepared lobster, roast
chicken and sole or trout.
apricot, violet, apple
French wines : Condrieu, Cote
du Languedoc, etc
Other white grapes : Chardonnay - Chenin
Blanc - Clairette - Muscadelle - Pinot
Gris - Sauvignon - Semillon - Ugni
Blanc - Red Grapes