Definitions

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  • n. A type of white wine-producing grape.

Etymologies

Unknown. Possibly named after the French city of Vienne, or from the Roman pronunciation of via Gehennae, meaning "road to Hell". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Interesting story that reminds me of the Randall Graham episode when he smuggled in viognier to America that was propogate and planted all over the place.

    I can’t believe it’s not Albariño! | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • The viognier, which is also available in a pricier reserve edition, has enough flavor to work with your leftovers, she says: "It's going to pair well with those turkey soups and turkey sandwiches."

    Yakima Herald-Republic Weekly News

  • New "region specific" varieties such as viognier and tempranillo are Adelaide Hills' rising stars, growing in a varied terrain that's often called "Europe in miniature".

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Never mind that most Virginia wineries gave up on Riesling long ago, where is the viognier, the Cabernet franc, petit verdot and petit manseng?

    Wine: What Virginia and Maryland are up against

  • His viognier, while less flashy than some, has consistently been one of my favorites because of its restraint.

    Breaux-ken up: Virginia's loss is Maryland's gain

  • Collins will plant 22 acres of vines this spring, primarily nebbiolo, malbec, petit verdot, merlot, cabernet franc, syrah and barbera among the reds, and vidal, muscat, viognier and sauvignon blanc for whites.

    Breaux-ken up: Virginia's loss is Maryland's gain

  • As you may remember, I'm making 20 or so cases of chardonnay-viognier at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard this year.

    The New York Cork Report:

  • Made with 59% chardonnay, 16% sauvignon blanc, 14% viognier and 11% Gewürztraminer, this elegant, lively white wine is reminiscent of spring on the nose, with aromas of white flowers, sweet and savory herbs, fresh grapefruit and lemon zest.

    The New York Cork Report:

  • The final blend is 60% viognier and 40% chardonnay, without a trace of oak or malolactic fermentation.

    The New York Cork Report:

  • Given that, the folks at Shinn Estate Vineyards have chosen an unique, apt name for this blend of 54% chardonnay 23% sauvignon blanc 13% viognier 10% merlot, Shinn Estate Vineyards 2008 Coalescence ($14 at the tasting room).

    The New York Cork Report:

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  • "Magic," Richard announced slowly, flushed, "is the tools. Of the Maker." He almost never drank, and two glasses of viognier had put him well over his limit. He looked first left and then right to make sure the whole table was listening. What a fatuous ass."
    The Magicians by Lev Grossman, p 233

    October 13, 2009