Definition of Viognier in English:



  • 1A white wine grape grown chiefly in the northern Rhône area of France.

    • ‘He also uses Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier, and Sangiovese, making verjus is similar to making wine, except juice is not fermented.’
    • ‘Sensual, rich, wildly aromatic, floral, and perfumed, Viognier is an exotic grape.’
    • ‘This region also produces wines from the white grapes Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc.’
    • ‘The trout blend is made of Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and Viognier grapes.’
    • ‘Experimentation has led to more good sites for growing Viognier and now this grape is enjoying higher production worldwide.’
    1. 1.1 A white wine made from the Viognier grape.
      • ‘This lovely Viognier, with waves of gorgeous flowers, exotic citrus, and vanilla, makes an out-of-the-ordinary aperitif.’
      • ‘The Syrahs and Viogniers coming online deserve serious research too.’
      • ‘Riesling grapes make Rieslings, Viognier grapes make Viognier, etc, etc.’
      • ‘Most of our customers know Chardonnay and Merlot, so we'll take them to a Viognier or a Riesling.’
      • ‘For the Viognier bisque, in a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the Viognier, water, vinegar, carrots, spring onions, fennel, and celery to a boil.’