Leslie Bloudoff
April 7, 2023 | Leslie Bloudoff

April's Wine of the Month: Viognier

Purchase 2 or more bottles and receive 10% off! Wine club members take an extra 10%!

The sun is shining, the puddles have dried up [okay, most of them], and we’re heading back outdoors to enjoy the Spring colors. What better way to make and share some new memories than by sitting, catching up with family and friends, and sharing a chilled bottle of Viognier (“Vee-own-yay”). This little gem will be appreciated and enjoyed by everyone in the group!

Viognier is a white wine with an aromatic quality which lends itself to a ‘sweet’ scent, while still possessing a deliciously dry finish. Fun Fact: Even though Viognier smells sweet, it’s mostly made as a dry wine with no residual sugar.

Still, you may smell citrus blossoms, honeysuckle, apricot, peach, even pear. But make no mistake, this luscious smelling wine has a vibrant acidity. The taste is crisp, round, and well balanced.

The serving temperature makes all the difference when it comes to Viognier. Cooler bottles tend to have a lively and fruity character, while less-chilled bottles may display more of a flower and honey quality. Here’s the best part. Do your own experiment to discern which you prefer. Pour a well-chilled bottle of our Viognier into a glass and then sip it every few minutes. As the wine in the glass warms, you’ll have the firsthand opportunity to determine which you prefer. 

Paired with food, Viognier can definitely handle richer sauces. It has the ability to mix well with dishes that have a bit of spiciness and/or smokiness. Enjoy it with Thai curries, seared scallops, chicken salads, or grilled lobster. Of course, it’s best appreciated while in the company of your friends and family.

Pick up 2 bottles this month, then head outdoors and celebrate Spring with those you love!


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