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Knights Valley Viognier

Knights Valley Viognier Wine Details

Description: The wine has a wonderful apricot and citrus blossom aroma. The flavors are fresh pear and mineral. The wine finishes with a rich, slightly oily texture of fruit syrup. Enjoy this wine with a shellfish in a rich cream sauce or with a grilled meaty fish, like ahi, accompanied with a fresh fruit salsa composed of mangoes, tangerine, and cilantro.

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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