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Viognier Wine Details

Description: The color is light straw. The aromas are floral, with hints of honey, lemon, lime, orange zest and ripe summer apples. The flavors echo the aromas. The body is rich and mouth filling with a great combination of luscious fruit and crisp acidity. I would recommend serving this wine as an aperitif, or with simply prepared foods such as sautéed seafood seasoned with fragrant herbs, like tarragon or basil.

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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