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Viognier Wine Details
Price: $17.00 per bottle

Description: Fermenting at cool temperatures, to preserve all of the aromas in the berries, we let the wine age for only 6 months in all neutral barrels, which helps slightly concentrate the flavors without overwhelming the wine with oak. The wine was then filtered and bottled, and allowed to rest just long enough to let it blossom forth with the flavors of spring and summer – honeysuckle, jasmine almond blossom.

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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