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Once confined mainly to France’s northern Rhone valley, this finicky white varietal has now been planted worldwide with many fine examples from California, Australia, and southern France.

Flavor Descriptors

Relatively low in acidity, Viognier is generally soft, luscious, and full-bodied with pronounced floral perfume notes of apricot, honeysuckle, and ripe peaches. Although usually dry, it can seem sweet due to its low acidity and heady fruit flavors.

Food Pairings

Grilled fish, scallops, chicken and herbs, sausage jambalaya.

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