Viognier grape was once a little used variety best known
in Condrieu, in the northern Rhone
Valley of southwestern France.
It is experiencing a resurgence in popularity as more of it is being
planted in California and elsewhere in the world. It makes
fruity wines of medium body. Stone fruit aromas (peach and
apricot) are often found in wines made from Viognier along with
a bit of spice. Depending on the producer, the wine can range
from exquisite to ordinary. Also, depending on the producer's style,
the wine matches well with 'Asian Infusion' dishes as well as many
foods that are often served with Chardonnay.