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Viognier Wine Details
Price: $19.00 per bottle

Description: This is a relatively rare variety in North America, but is actually a very old French variety that has recently come into vogue. The wine has aromas of dried apricot, canned peaches with the slightest hint of anisette. The variety gives its best when fully ripened, which results in higher alcohol level and warmth to the palate.

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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