Viognier on a Hot Day
Let’s keep going with white grapes you might not be as familiar with, but are tasty and delicious and good for cooling off on a summer day.
Viognier (pronounced “vyohn-yay”), as you might have guessed, hails originally from France, specifically the Languedoc-Roussillon region near the Mediterranean coast. It's also being grown in California, Washington, Virginia, Australia, annnnnnd of course New Jersey!
Cause we're cool like that.
Hawk Haven, near Cape May, New Jersey produces this lovely crisp viognier. Look at that pretty light gold color! I got very light flowers on the nose, almost but not quite honeysuckle, not quite that rich. Mild lime on the palate. Absolutely made for shellfish. It's a beaut.
If you find viognier from other regions, let me know!