Also known as Vionnier, Little Vionnier.
Its origins go back a long way: the discovery of Phoenician amphoras dating from the 6th century BC, testifies to its vinification even in the ancient world. Nowadays, after almost having vanished due to its low yields, Viognier is once again on the rise (established in Languedoc Roussillon, Provence and the South-West) and is even gaining popularity in the vineyards of the New World, where it has even become fashionable. Often vinified alone, Viognier remains emblematic of one of the famous northern Rhône appellations, Condrieu. In the past, it produced dry or sweet wines depending on the vintage. Today, these white wines are dry, with a lovely nose and are well chiselled. Lovers of dry white wines admire it for its exuberant aromas of white flowers, apricot and orange blossom honey.