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Viognier Wine Details

Description: Pale gold color. Pungently intense aromas of sweet peach, honeysuckle, minerals and a hint of mint. The palate is at once bright and effusive showing great intensity of fresh apricot and ripe peach fruit with a honeyed spicy lemongrass edge. The wine’s natural minerality and strong acid backbone dominate the back end, providing tremendous cut to the wine’s rich natural extract. As with all our whites, serve at no cooler than 55 degrees to allow full flavor development.

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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