Viognier is a white wine grape variety.
It is the only permitted grape for the French wine Condrieu in the Northern Rhône Valley.
The potential quality of Viognier is highly dependent on viticultural practices and climate, with the grape requiring a long, warm growing season in order to fully ripen but not a climate that is so hot that the grape develops high levels of sugars and potential alcohol before its aromatic notes can develop.
The Viognier varietal has more natural aromatics that include notes of peach, pears, violets and minerality.
The grape is naturally a low yielding variety.
The highly aromatic and fruit forward nature of the grape allows Viognier to pair well with spicy foods, lobster, sea food.