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Viognier Wine Details

Description: Medium straw in color. Aromas of Peach, Pear, Apricot and Melon are accompanied by underlying mineral notes. The apricot found on the nose carries over to the flavor of this rich wine. Ripe Pear and Melon accompany it. The finish is long, faintly flinty and clean, with hints of citrus.

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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