Lost Oak Winery
Viognier (Vee-own-yay) is a white grape that has its origins in the Rhone region of France. It is gaining in popularity all over the world. It tends to have a fuller body similar to a Chardonnay but with a more floral characteristic in the aroma. It does well in Texas because it tends to require a warmer growing region. This makes it particularly suited for the Texas High Plains.
A bright and golden color clings to the glass as one swirls this Viognier. It opens up with aromas of light honeysuckles, golden apples, and a hint of soft minerality. The honeyed flavor carries over bringing with it gentle tropical notes of golden melon. The tropical flavors linger for a moment before giving way to a surprising zest of lemon and white peppercorn on the finish.
Pair with seared scallops in lemon butter sauce, grilled prosciutto wrapped asparagus, blue cheese artichoke dip, or lemon zest white chocolate.