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Viognier Wine Details

Description: This wine begs for food. The 2005 àMaurice Viogniers' perfume of citrus peel, papaya seed and honeysuckle combine with the fat mid palette of pineapple and grapefruit. Ultimately the flavors finish with lingering lemon zest. Every sip goes deliciously with any shellfish, foie gras, or white fish.

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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