2017 Viognier

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2017 Viognier
2017 Viognier

Viognier, which is the official Virginia state grape, is rapidly gaining international recognition for high quality.

Tasting notes

Color: Lemon-green

Aromas: Peach, melon and orange blossom.

Taste: It has flavors of apricots, peaches, and honeydew melon with a medium length finish.

Production notes

Aged 4 months new and used French Oak.

Varietal Composition100% Viognier
AppellationLoudoun County, VA
VineyardBreaux Vineyards - C Block
Harvest Date09/23/2017
Acid5.3 mg/L
Aging4 months new and used French Oak
Residual Sugar0
Wine StyleDry White
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date04/27/2018
Cases Produced532

2017 Virginia Commercial Grape Report Season Summary

Virginia’s 2017 growing season was characterized by unusually high temperatures. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Virginia’s statewide temperate average was 57.3 degrees – making 2017 the state’s fourth-warmest year since 1895.

Overall, Virginia’s precipitation was a bit lower than average causing occasional flare-ups of dry conditions across the state which also contributed to a bumper crop statewide.

Yield per acre for this year's respondents was 23% higher than for 2016 respondents. Part of this increase is due to low yields last year, however 2017 reported yields were also 14% higher than 2015 respondents, a near normal year.

The unusually high temperatures and lower than average precipitation throughout the year gave bountiful harvests to many growers across the state.

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