Definition of Viognier in English:

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Pronunciation: /vɪˈɒnjeɪ/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


1A white wine grape grown chiefly in the northern Rhône area of France.
Example sentences
  • This region also produces wines from the white grapes Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc.
  • He also uses Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier, and Sangiovese, making verjus is similar to making wine, except juice is not fermented.
  • The trout blend is made of Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and Viognier grapes.
1.1A white wine made from the Viognier grape.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • The Syrahs and Viogniers coming online deserve serious research too.
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