Interest in Viognier continues to increase as evidenced by the number of new producers all over the world making the wine.
...Edward Lazarus, The Underground Wine Journal
Viognier makes a full-bodied, rich white wine that [should prove] attractive to Chardonnay lovers.
The Rest of the Story
So is Viognier becoming a more attractive wine than Chardonnay? To get an idea, I matched five Viogniers against equally-priced Chardonnays. When we uncovered the winners, here's what we found.
|| Black Marlin, S.E. Australia
|| Wente, Central Coast, CA
|| Robert Mondavi, Carneros
|| R.H. Phillips, Dunnigan Hills
|| Adler Fels RESERVE, Sonoma
This test tells us Chardonnay's sales leadership is safe for a while longer.
Viognier is one of the oldest white-wine varieties. Prof. John Baxevanis says its origins go back to early Neolithic (later part of the Stone Age)