Grape Vari­ety: Viognier

Geog­ra­phy: Home is the Rhone Val­ley of France. More recently also planted in Cal­i­for­nia, Aus­tralia and South America.

Viti­cul­ture: A dif­fi­cult, tem­pera­men­tal grape to cul­ti­vate. Thrives best on the small hill­sides near Lyons, France.

Varietal/Blend: Mainly pro­duced as a varietal.

Fla­vor & Char­ac­ter: Rich, aro­matic fla­vors of apri­cots, peaches and fresh flowers.

Vini­fi­ca­tion: Skil­ful, mod­ern vini­fi­ca­tion tech­niques are cur­rently being devel­oped, par­tic­u­larly in Cal­i­for­nia, to pro­duce com­plex wines of a con­sis­tently high quality.

Style: Soft, rich and lus­cious style.

Body, Dry/Sweet: Pro­duces dry wines that are so per­fumed, aro­matic and exotic tast­ing that they almost appear sweet on the palate.

Notes: Fast becom­ing a very fash­ion­able and pop­u­lar grape variety.