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 Mount Harlan AVA). During the 21st Century, Viognier h ... more
Condrieu is arguably the northern Rhone's most distinctive wine appellation. It covers white wines made exclusively from Viognier, while its larger neighbors (Saint-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage and Cote Rotie) specialize in robust reds made from Syrah. Condrieu's whites, which strike an unusual balance between delicate perfume and substantial body, are produced only in tiny quantities, and only in seven parishes – Limony, Chavanay, Malleval, Saint-Michel-sur-Rhone, Saint-Pierre-de-Bœuf, Verin and Condrieu itself – in the nine-mile stretch of the Rhone Valley that makes up the official Condrieu viticultural area.
The vineyards are located on a winding section of the Rhone River (the name Condrieu derives from a French ... more
The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the south-east 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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