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Viognier (France)

Viognier is a French white grape from the Rhône Valley.

Typical Flavors


Peach
Peach
Mandarin
Mandarin
Mango
Mango
Melon
Melon

Apricot
Apricot
Flowers
Flowers
Spices
Spices
Minerals
Minerals

Peach, Mandarin, Mango, Apricot, and Honeymelon are typical Viognier flavors.

Paired with delicate Floral notes (Perfume. Violets. Rose Petals. Iris. Acacia.) and hints of Nuts, Spices and Minerals.

Profile

Viognier is aromatic, fat, fruity, and floral:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - Low
Serving temperature:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing


Rich Seafood
Seafood
Lobster
Lobster
Tuna
Tuna
Sushi
Sushi

Rice
Rice
Chicken
Chicken
Chili
Chili
Thai Soups
Thai

Viognier should be paired with food that is not to acidic and not too bold.

The aromatic and fruity nature also pairs well with spicy foods such as Thai cuisine.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Creamy Seafood. Lobster. Crab.
Creamy Fish. Salmon. Sushi.
Chicken or Turkey.
Tai Cuisine.
Thai Basil or Tarragon.
Red Thai Curry.

Cheese:
Young Sheep Cheese.

French Specialities:

If You Like Viognier

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Rioja White Oaked (Spain)
Roussanne (France)
Sémillon (France)
Trajadura (Portugal)
Treixadura (Spain)
Viognier (France)

The Ideal Glass

The Montrachet glass is perfect for full-bodied white wines such as:

The wide bowl steers the wine to the sensitive parts of the tongue, ensuring that the acidity creates a harmonious balance with the sweet aromas of aged wines.

The wide bowl allows the full bouquet of aromas to develop, and minimise the risk for it to be over-concentrated.

About Viognier

According to a legend, the Roman Emperor Probus introduced Viognier to France after he had brought it over from the Dalmatian coast of Croatia.

Côtes du Rhône

Côtes du Rhône is an AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) wine region in the Rhône Valley of France. There are two main regions:

France

Côtes du Rhône North

In the North, the main grape is Syrah.

The grapes grows on very steep slopes, and are manually picked in hillside trolleys, wich adds to the price.

Côtes du Rhône South

In the South, the main grape is Grenache.

The area is famous for its GSM wines: A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre.

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