Fifty years ago, there were only 14 ha of Viognier left in France. It was difficult to grow and difficult to vinify satisfactorily. Then someone remembered that if care was taken, the result was Condrieu.and today the grape is grown in many countries of the world.
Presenter: Vivienne Franks with Malcolm Franks.
From Waitrose Cellar (www.waitrosecellar.com) – Pays d’Oc, ‘Nocturnes’ Viognier, Laurent Miquel, 2020 (£9.39), Chile (Limari Valley), Encantado Reserva Viognier, Tabali, 2020 (£9.39).
From The Wine Society – Coteaux de l’Ardeche, Grès du Trias Viognier, Vignerons Ardéchois, 2019 (£11.95), California, Viognier, McManis, 2018 (£11.95),
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