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.