Together with Sauvignon Blanc and Torrontés, Viognier is one of the grape stocks to produce young, fruity and fresh wine. It has been implanted recently and it doesn’t exist yet a big area with these grapes. However, some wineries have produced a varietal, aged in barrels which have got an excellent wine.
Viognier has been grown for a long time at the southern coast of Rhone River (Condrieu), in France, and it has astonishing aromas of apricot and peach with balanced citrus notes.
With good exposure to sunlight, it ripens well. It usually produces wines of good alcoholic strength, but lack acidity sometimes, especially when yield and irrigation have not been perfectly controlled.
History: It is French, from Ródano Valley. It is a recent new grape in Argentina, brought by American rootstock.
Surface: 151 hectares.
Leaf: large and folded, clear green and five-lobed.
Cluster: small, compact and conical.
Berry: yellowish green, medium-sized with soft pulp.
Wine: not intense gold, very aromatic, with traces of flowers, melon, peaches and subtle touches of white pepper, good alcohol and low to medium acidity.