This Viognier is creamy and well-balanced with tropical fruit flavours and floral notes. A rich and luscious mouth-feel, filled with ripe pineapple, pear blossom, citrus and cinnamon spicing.
Some fun facts about Viognier!
Vee-on-ee-yay. Handy hint, basically ignore the letter ‘g’, which will make pronouncing it so much easier!
Viognier originates from Southern France, in the Northern Rhone region of Condrieu. It was once widely planted in the region, but it’s not the easiest grape to grow, and by the mid-20th century it had fallen out of favour to such an extent that only 14 hectares remained in Condrieu. Thanks to a revival of interest in Rhône wines in the 1980s and early 90s, growers around the world started planting more viognier, including Australia, California, New Zealand and Japan.
Viognier, when produced well, is a wonderfully aromatic, perfumed and complex flavoured wine. Everything about this grape variety is extraordinary and exotic! It is a white grape variety which is full flavoured, with intoxicating scents of ripe apricots, musk, cumquats, sun ripened pears, ginger and turkish delight. As it has a much lower acidity level compared to other white varieties, producing a wine which is texturally soft and creamy mouthfeel, a little reminiscent of nougat to me! Without doubt, we think that this is one of the most versatile food pairing wines that we make.