Fermented on its own, it produces really perfumed wines.
Colour: Amber white berries.
Frequency: 4000 ha worlwide.
Synonym(s): Different spelling such as “vionnier”, “petit vionnier”, “viogné”.
You can find the nickname “Galopine” near Grenoble (France).
Origin: Not well-known but it has been planted in the Loire valley as well.
Maturity: 2nd period
Sensitivity to diseases: Vigorous grape variety but not very fertile. It is sensitive to powdery mildew.
Area(s) Cultivated: Sunny area, and granite or limestone soil.
France→ Loire, Rhône, Ardèche, Drôme, Vaucluse, Gard, Hérault.
Worldwide → USA (California, Virginia, Texas, and Georgia), Brazil (Garibaldi state), Australia (Yalumba area).
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Dry, sweet, and sparkling white wines. They are generally round with good acidity.
Facts and tips:
- Famous viognier wines are AOC Condrieu and AOC Château Grillet
- To produce a AOC Côte-Rotie, syrah is blended with a maximum of 20% of viognier.