Viognier (Vee-Oh-Nyay) is a French varietal (if you could not guess from the hard to pronounce name) and is becoming fashionable again after years of relative obscurity. Successful experiments with this grape are currently underway in Australia, California, Israel, and South Africa. Viognier produces wines that are high in color, alcohol, and give off a perfume rich with apricots, peaches and blossoms. The best examples have a savory minerality and a creamy texture on the palate. Viognier only reaches medium acidity levels and is therefore one of the only higher-end white wines in the world that is meant for early consumption.
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