The Drinking Hour podcast: Viognier with Louisa Rose

Episode 55 of The Drinking Hour podcast is dedicated to International Viognier Day, and to celebrate the grape, host David Kermode speaks with Australian winemaker Louisa Rose, who has been working with the variety for 30 years

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What makes Viognier so special? In this week’s instalment of The Drinking Hour podcast, Louisa Rose of Yalumba winery in Australia joins host David Kermode to discuss the grape’s crowd-pleasing qualities, and why International Viognier Day should be celebrated.

Rose has been working with the aromatic variety for thirty years on the family-owned Yalumba, and produces some of the best value bottles on the market, as well as some of the world’s top Viogniers. With the entry-level Y Series coming in at less than £10 in the supermarket, as well as premium bottles over £40, the winery produces something for every kind of Viognier drinker.

The Australian winemaker discusses the need for awareness for Viognier – it’s far less commonly known than Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, yet accounts for some of the best-value bottles on shop shelves – as well as why the textures and flavours of the wine pair so well with food.

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