Originally from Bosnia, Viognier has been grown in the Rhone Valley, France, for ages to make Condrieu wines. Planting of Viognier in our country began in 1993.
The Argentinian wine industry started to experiment with this grape variety only a few years ago. Viogner is suitable for fermentation in stainless steel tanks or oak barrels. In the case of fresh young wines, flowery and fruity aromas appear, along with the distinctive caramel bouquet. When fermented in oak barrels, almond-like aromas arise.
Information provided by agronomists Alberto Alcalde and José Rodríguez, and Wines of Argentina. Photos from ‘The World Atlas of Wine’ by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson.