Viognier (“Vee-own-yay”) is a full bodied white wine that originated in Southern France but is now grown in other parts of the world in Australia, United States, Italy, South Africa, Chile and Argentina. It has flavours that are rich and creamy with hints of vanilla and perfumed aromas of peach, tangerine and honeysuckle.
Viognier wines are intended to be drunk young, from 1 to 3 years. Due to its high acidity it pairs wonderfully with rich seafood, red and white meats, and spicy cuisines like Indian, Thai and Moroccan. It also goes well with Gruyere, fondue and glazed apricot tart.