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Hawley Viognier

Hawley Viognier Wine Details
Price: $21.00 per bottle

Description: Considered by many to be the quintessential example of what this white varietal is about. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 5 to 8 year old barrels adds softness, body, and a buttery complexity to complement the fruit flavors from the grapes. This wine shows exotic aromas of orange blossoms, peaches, pears, citrus, and spice. In the mouth it is rich and silky, with lively acidity and a long refreshing finish. This wine goes well with most foods, and is particularly good with seafood and spicy foods including Asian cuisine.

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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