Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $44
Viognier is an aromatic grape variety known for producing textural white wines with strong stone-fruit flavors. On the nose Viognier wines can be very floral, showing lavender and pollen aromas that are quite honeyed in sweeter examples. Apricots are the variety’s classic flavor association, often with a richness that can be interpreted as ripe peach.
In the late 1960's just 40 acres (16ha) of Viognier vines were all that remained in the world. It took interest from the Yalumba winery, in Australia's Eden Valley, to breathe the first signs of life back into the variety, along with a handful of enterprising wine growers in California (notably Calera in the ... more
Condrieu is a small and very distinctive white-wine appellation of the northern Rhone Valley, covering the communes of Limony, Chavanay, Malleval, Saint-Michel-sur-Rhone, Saint-Pierre-de-Bœuf and Verin. The wines produced here are made exclusively from Viognier, and strike an unusual balance between delicate perfume and substantial body. The characterful wines have been increasingly popular since the 1970s and are finding an identity in drier styles, rather than the sweeter styles that were once the norm.
In response to increasing consumer preferences for dry wine styles, sweet Condrieu wines are often now marked out by the phrase Selection des Grains Nobles. The aim of this change is to bring gr ... more
The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the southeast of France. It follows the north–south course of the Rhone river for almost 150 miles (240km) from Lyon to the Rhone Delta (the Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast.
The length of the valley means that Rhone wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and ... more
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