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Viognier Wine Details

Description: Viognier is a lesser-known grape that deserves to be more widely recognized. Our wine is a lovely example that lets the varietal characterisics shine through, with delicious flavors of peach and apricot. It's dry, yet the fruitiness is pronounced, and leaves a warm finish. This is a flavorful white which is often appreciated by professed red wine drinkers. 2003's Viognier, Which is currently on the shelves, recieved a medal in the New Jersey state competition. The '03 vintage displays more citrus flavors than previous vintages. Winner of bronze medals in both the New Jersey state competition and the Riverside International Competition (in California), the 2002 Viognier was made from the first harvest from our own vines. 2002 was an extremely good year for the grape with plenty of sun, sun, sun.

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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