Viognier is a beautiful grape that is known to produce musky, honeysuckle wines, with plenty of floral notes, and good amounts of fruit. It is a particularly fickle grape, prone to low and unpredictable yields, and is not a good candidate for early harvests. While it can be picked late, and turned into a dessert wine, this is an extremely uncommon practice. Viognier is meant to be consumed young, and will lose many of it’s unique floral traits as ages.
Style: Dry, can be aged in oak.
Notable Growing Regions: Australia, France: Northern Rhône / Languedoc-Roussillon, Italy, California