Viognier

When it’s good, Viognier is a peach-scented, round and rich white with a succulent edge and a nuttiness that gets more pronounced with age. Pronounced ‘Vee-on-yay’, this is an ancient variety believed to have originated in Dalmatia (present-day Croatia). It was brought to the Rhône Valley, its spiritual home, by the Romans. By 1965 it was almost extinct with just eight acres planted in the Rhône, mostly on the granite slopes at Château Grillet but since then it has undergone a renaissance and is now planted in many wine producing countries around the world. It is at its best in the Northern Rhône wines of Condrieu (it is also used in the production of many Côte-Rôties, with up to 20% permitted to ‘lift’ the Syrah) but you’ll find good examples, almost copies, from particularly Australia, as well as California,  South America and across the South of France.

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  1. Los Coches Viognier
    Los Coches Viognier, Valle Central 2020
    Viognier 13.5% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    Classic Viognier character of apricots, peaches hints of pears and blossom. Full on the palate but...
    £8.20 per bottle
  2. Fina Viognier, Sicilia
    Fina 'Vola Vola' Viognier, Sicilia 2019
    Viognier 13.0% Vol
    Italy > Sicily
    With straw colour, a very, very silky texture and loads of weight, this is a great example of...
    £12.90 per bottle
  3. Wide River Viognier
    Wide River Viognier, Robertson 2019
    Viognier 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Breede River Valley
    South Africa is producing some great examples of Viognier, and this is no exception. An intense...
    £7.90 per bottle
  4. Côtes du Rhône Blanc
    Domaine de l'Amandine Blanc, Côtes du Rhône 2019
    Viognier 13.5% Vol
    Rhône Valley > Southern Rhône
    *Best...
    £10.95 per bottle
  5. Cline Cellars Viognier
    Cline Viognier, North Coast, California 2019
    Viognier 14.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Rich and distinctive aromas of peaches, apricots, orange-blossom, and honeysuckle. It is full...
    £14.50 per bottle
  6. Kaesler Viognier
    Kaesler 'Love Child' Viognier, Barossa Valley 2018
    Viognier 13.5% Vol
    Australia > South Australia
    A rich, creamy Viognier that is both fermented and aged in French oak barrels. Spicy nectarine and...
    £18.40 per bottle
    Out of stock
  7. Dom Tournon Mathilda White
    Tournon 'Mathilda Chapoutier' White, Victoria, M Chapoutier 2017
    Viognier 13.0% Vol
    Australia > Victoria
    Attractive Rhône style peachy fruit with good minerality to give balance. Named after Michel...
    £14.80 per bottle

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