Viognier in simple terms
How do I say it?
What is it?
Viognier is a white grape variety from the Rhone Valley in France, particularly the northern Rhone sub region of Condreiu and Cote Rotie.
Generally speaking Viognier is a dry to off dry wine with aromatics of peach, spice, honeysuckle and floral elements.
Some Aussie Viogniers are a little over the top – they’re apricotty, viscous and heavy. Ours is not in that style – its more driven by fresh fruit and minerals. We have the opulent fruits, white peach and melons, but there's a freshness and dryness to the palate driven by our Granitic soils.
Why you should try it now
Viognier is the perfect winter white wine as it is full bodied and textural on the palate. It’s also a very diverse food wine due to its rich fruit characters, and a core of acidity and minerality which means the wine finishes dry and savoury.
Foods to pair it with
Spicy Asian food, seafood dishes, cheese.
Why does it suit Sutton Grange?
Similar to our Shiraz, which also originates from the Rhone Valley, our vineyard’s cooler sub-climate and granite soils make for premium growing conditions.