Viognier is the June Wine of the Month!
What a fun way to kick off the summer! Pronounced “Vee-own-yay“, because the rich tropical and floral flavors will make you want to wave a flag that says, “Yay!” for everyone to see. Viognier is a medium to full bodied white wine originally from the Rhone region of France. It is a great alternative for red wine drinkers looking for something chilled and refreshing or for Chardonnay drinkers that want to branch out.
Appreciate the finer things in life.
Heringer Estates first starting growing Viognier grapes in the early 2000s, when we started expanding our grape variety profile. Since then, Viognier has been a favorite in the vineyard and in the glass. With one taste, your senses will enjoy flavors of pineapple, mango, and melon, as well as aromas of rose blossoms, and honeysuckle. The 2016 vintage has also been aged partially in oak barrels giving the wine a creamy, medium mouth feel.
Everyone likes Viognier!
Viognier is much like Sandra Bullock in Hollywood. Everyone likes her and she’s adaptable for all kinds of parts. Viognier is perfect for so many parts! Enjoy this wine with late afternoon fresh fruit and cheese platters, lunch, dinner, or brunch. The full rich body and mild acid pair well with a wide variety of foods and with it’s natural fruitiness and dry finish it can even be paired with more spicy foods.
This month Heringer Estates made the 2016 Viognier into a raspberry sorbet! Talk about amazing?! The perfect adult dessert! June Wine of the Month Gift Box includes 2 Heringer Estates stemless glasses and a recipe for the Raspberry Viognier Sorbet!
Stock up on the 2016 Viognier this summer.
If you don’t finish your supply, this wine also does well through the fall and the holiday season. The Viognier really is a great “go to” wine for all times of year. You will love it even more then you love Sandra Bullock movies!