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Grape of the Week: Viognier
By: Jeff S Cameron
Posted: Mar. 25, 2013

Viognier is a white wine grape primarily from the northern Rhone in France. An early-budding, low-yielding grape that is difficult to grow, Viognier is susceptible to spring frosts, coulure and even wind damage. It does well in acidic, well-watered soils and produces a juice high in sugar and low in acid. Wines made from Viognier grapes are known for pale colors, crisp flavors and often powerful floral and fruit aromas.