• An Illustrated Guide to Viognier From France

    3 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    It doesn't get much more aromatic than Viognier, a white grape known for its intensely fruity, floral, exotic notes. The nose may smell sweet, but the palate is typically dry and full-bodied, and its lower acidity gives the impression of softness. While Viognier is grown in much of southern France, its most famous iterations come from the northern Rhône , where it ripens on steep slopes.
    Viognier is usually bottled as a varietal wine, but it is also used in white Rhône blends or reds like Côte-Rôtie , adding fragrance and body. Most producers choose not to age the grape in new oak...
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