How Do You Pronounce 'Viognier'?
A Quick Overview Of Viognier
Viognier is the name of a white grape, and of a varietal wine ('varietal' means the wine is made from one grape variety rather than a blend). Viognier is considered rather difficult to grow, which makes it relatively rare.
Viognier is grown in the Rhône in France, as well as in California and Australia. The best-known Appellation of Viognier wine is Condrieu which can only be made with this grape variety, followed by Château Grillet AOC which is an enclave of Condrieu.
Viognier is best consumed young. It has a floral bouquet, and tastes of peach, apricot, and spices although other notes may be present. It is best paired with spicy foods such as Thai, or Mexican, and goes well with salty cheeses.
Viognier is generally dry, but a dessert wine is also made from the grapes.