June 26, 2018
Summer’s arrival brings pleasures aplenty. But none surpasses the experience of strolling on a sultry evening as blooming honeysuckle vines fill the air with redolent, intoxicating aromas. Returning home, you can enjoy strikingly similar aromas while finding refreshment with sips of well-chilled white wines made from Viognier grapes.
Viognier (pronounced Vee-yoh-N’YAY) vines find their spiritual home in France’s northern Rhône Valley in the Condrieu appellation. The best locations have granite soils on terraces carved into sheer, southeast facing slopes overlooking the Rhône River. Somehow this terroir allows Viognier grapes to develop remarkable honeysuckle perfumes as well as other intriguing aromas and flavors.>>>Read the entire article featuring Alexandria Nicole Cellars on TRIB LIVE