Viognier is a white-wine grape variety known for producing textural, aromatic wines with pronounced stonefruit flavors; "apricots and steel" are the variety's classic flavor associations. On the nose, Viognier wines can also be very herbal, with aromas of chamomile, lavender, thyme and even a hint of pine. In aged examples and sweeter styles, this potentially overpowering herbal profile is softened by honeyed notes.
Viognier is a food friendly white wine that pairs well with a wide variety of foods and cuisines. Here are some examples:
Spicy Asian food (due to the natural sweetness in Viognier)
Seafood and shellfish
Roasted or grilled chicken
Vegetable and salad courses
Hard or soft cheese