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Is Viognier The New Chardonnay?

Issue: November 15, 1994

Is Viognier The New Chardonnay? By Jancis Robinson The wine world seems to be in the grip of Viognier madness. Growers all over the south of France are flirting with a few rows of this "new" variety, and it really is new everywhere other than in the far north of the Rhone Valley, even if the low yields it gives in these steep, climatically unreliable sites meant that 25 years ago France (indeed the world) had only 35 acres of the variety left.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 15, 1994.

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