Viognier

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.

 

EuropePortugal

WorldwideUSA (California, Virginia, Texas, and Georgia), Brazil (Garibaldi state), Australia (Yalumba area).

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Type of Wines [ Profile ] – Pointe vers des profils types = Fiches archivées de dégustation

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.
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