Best Viognier Wine

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Viognier's home is France, especially in the northern Rhône Valley regions of Condrieu and Château-Grillet (the latter has just ten acres and one owner), where it's the only white grape used and produces magnificently fragrant, voluptuous and expensive wines. It's also grown in Languedoc, Roussillon, Provence, Australia, Brazil, California, Oregon and Washington.

The grape is difficult to grow because its prone to mildew and produces small yields. If left to overripen, it will have a bland, winery taste and high alcohol.

Signature aromas include ripe apricots, orange blossoms, peaches, mango, pineapple, guava, kiwi, tangerine, honeysuckle, spring blossoms, musk and acacia.

My reviews of these  Viognier white wines are updated weekly. These Viognier white wines offer great taste at a good price. You'll find a definition of Viognier wine at the bottom of this page as well as food pairings for Viognier in my wine matcher. This is just a small set of my reviews, but you can get all of them when you join my wine community.

Cono Sur Vision Viognier 20010
Colchagua Valley, Chile
Gorgeous concentration and depth of flavour. Aromas of rose petal, baking spice and lychee with some lovely white floral notes on a long finish. Perfect with Asian dishes. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2016  Price: $18.90 Score: 91/100

This Viognier was reviewed March 7, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

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Berton Vineyards The White Viognier 2007
South Eastern Australia, Australia
Vintages Wine Panel: Berton Vineyards’ ‘Black & White’ tier features just two wines, The Black Shiraz and The White Viognier. Viognier is making a name for itself in Australia, and it’s easy to see why with this attractive version featuring the variety’s typical apricot, peach and orange blossom aromas. Dry, full-bodied with juicy peach, citrus and tropical fruit flavors, it would pair well with mildly spicy dishes or a creamy pasta primavera. Awarded a Silver Medal at the 2008 Sélections Mondiales des Vins in Quebec City. My note: A terrific simple sipper with delicious notes of rose petal, white peach and lychee. Medium-bodied. The White Viognier food pairings: baked squash, chicken in orange or ginger sauce, seared tuna. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Best Value White Wine  Price: $14.95 Score: 87/100

This The White Viognier was reviewed February 28, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

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Alamos Viognier 2010
Mendoza, Argentina
Vintages Wine Panel: This crisp and clean Viognier shows off pretty aromatics with delicate citrus blossom, apricot, peach and floral notes. Medium bodied with deliciously concentrated fruit flavours and a medium-long finish. My note: Deep and rich for Viognier and I love it! Lychee, rose petal, baking spices. Medium-bodied. Perfect for Asian dishes and curries. Viognier food pairings: Thai red-curried chicken, grilled shrimp, Asian dishes, curries. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2015  Price: $13.95 Score: 89/100

This Viognier was reviewed February 19, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

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Berton Vineyards Viognier 2009
South Eastern Australia, Australia
Vintages Wine Panel: Berton Vineyards’ ‘Black & White’ tier features just two wines, The Black Shiraz and The White Viognier. Viognier is making a name for itself in Australia, and it’s easy to see why. This attractive version features the variety’s typical apricot, peach, tropical fruit and floral aromas. Dry, full-bodied and smooth with juicy stone and tropical fruit flavours. An excellent value. My note: Such a pretty wine: stunning aromas of white floral, light spices, lychee, rose petals and spring rain. Perfect for Asian dishes. Viognier food pairings: mildly spicy dishes, creamy pasta primavera. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $15.95 Score: 90/100

This Viognier was reviewed February 6, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

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Rosenblum Cellars Viognier 2007
Clarksburg, California, United States
Beautifully floral and aromatic with lychee and rose petal aromas. I'd wear this as perfume if it didn't make sticky! It's such a lovely white wine that would complement so many dishes, from medium curries and Asian dishes to seafood, pasta and chicken. Stunning! Give it as a gift to a woman you're trying to woo. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2010‐2013  Price: $19.95 Score: 92/100

This Viognier was reviewed April 28, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

 


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Viognier

Viognier often has a viscous, opulent, creamy texture, even without oak aging. With oak aging, it also has notes of butter, cream, oak, smoke, tobacco and toast. Late-harvest and dessert styles have deeply ripe tropical fruit aromas.

Viognier is as intensely aromatic as Gewürztraminer and suffers the same problem of being difficult to pronounce. To wit: VEE-ohn-yay.

Viognier is often blended with other white grapes, such as Marsanne, Rousanne, Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc and Chenin Blanc. Sometimes, Viognier is blended with Syrah in the Rhône Valley's Côte Rotie or with Shiraz in Australia to soften the red wine and to give it an aromatic lift. This "seasoning" of about five percent of Viognier also helps stablize the wine's color and enrichs its texture.

Viognier is best consumed young, no more than three to four years after its vintage date before its heady, hedonistic fragrance fades. The exceptions are those made in the Condrieu and Château-Grillet, which can age for decades because they're aged in oak for several months before bottling.

Pair Viognier with mild curries, shellfish, ham, poultry, oily nuts, Emmental cheese, sashimi, sushi, lamb, butternut squash risotto, pork chops, lobster thermidore, carrot soup and roast vegetables.