Cards of Wine

Viognier (France)

Viognier is a French white grape from the Rhône Valley.

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:

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold. Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

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:

  • Côtes du Rhône South (Méridional)
  • Côtes du Rhône North (Septentrional)

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: Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre.