Viognier was named Virginia’s official state grape in 2011 for its wonderful expression here in the Commonwealth. Internationally, Virginia Viognier has consistently earned praise for its high quality, and planting of the grape is quickly growing within the state. Viognier typically has intense, complex aromas of stone fruit with tropical notes such as pineapple and orange blossoms which suggest a sweet wine, but it is usually made in a dry style. It accompanies rich dishes such as lobster, veal, cheeses and pork well, and particularly shines when paired with a rich sauce.
Origin
Rhone Valley, France
Species
Vitis vinifera
Ideal Soil
Granite, alluvial soils.