The Viognier, an emblematic white grape of the Rhone Valley, well known for appreciating the difficult terroirs, such as those of the Condrieu hills south of Lyon, is very popular in the Ardèche and especially on the sandstone soils of the Cévennes Ardéchoises, or limestone soils as in the valley of Valvignères. It loves low-fertility soils, which forces it to provide low yields to produce concentrated wines. It requires perfect sunshine to develop all its aromatic potential.
The classic aromas of Viognier are apricot, quince, pear, lemon, honeysuckle, honey, beeswax, toasted hazelnut, etc.
The wines made of the Viognier grape variety are very fine, very fragrant, extraordinarily oily, not to say unctuous.
Several Ardèche Viogniers are of course on the wine list of OH LA BELLE VUE! The opportunity to discover them at the Table d'Hôtes, according to the dishes served, or during an Oenology Activity.