Viognier is genetically related to the Piedmontese Freesia and is therefore also related to Nebbiolo. Originally from France, Viognier was almost extinct in the 1960s but brought back in fashion by new world wine-makers. In recent years, Viognier is planted in most wine-producing countries in the world. Notoriously hard to grow (hence higher price tags), Viognier wines are elegant, rich and smooth. Viognier wines are generally dry with low acidity showing flavours of apricot and peach and distinct herbal notes of chamomile and lavender.
Wines Made with the Viognier Grape
Viognier, as a blend or single varietal, can be found in these wines.