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Viognier Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: This shy producer and somewhat difficult to grow grape has its attraction in its powerful, rich and complex aroma that often seems like apricots mixed with orange blossoms or acacia. It has a more distinctive fruit character than a Chardonnay, and because of its fresh and striking aroma, it is a wine that should be consumed young in most instances.

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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