Wine: Viognier has earned its place in the sun

It isn’t the flashiest of grapes, but its full-bodied and voluptuous texture makes it an old reliable

25th April, 2021
Wine: Viognier has earned its place in the sun
Viognier is synonymous with the invigorating aromas of apricots and peaches as well as floral and honeysuckle notes. Picture: Getty

I first happened upon viognier during the very infancy of my wine journey, many years ago. This was not as a single grape varietal, but rather as a blend, when I picked up an Australian shiraz viognier in a supermarket.

Struck by the interesting name, I felt compelled to look it up. It was the first time that I realised white grapes could be used in the making of red wine.

Looking back, this was...

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