FC NV Viognier

Ferrari-Carano Viognier

A Rhone grape varietal hailing originally from France, our 2021 Viognier is comprised of grapes from our vineyards in Sonoma County.

APPELLATION: Sonoma County

GRAPE: Viognier

COOPERAGE: 4 months in French oak: 31.5% new oak, 31.5% 1 year (2020) and 37% neutral

RELEASE: Summer 2022

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This wine opens with enticing aromas of nectarine, mango, orange blossom and honey. On the palate, this wine delivers fresh fruit flavors including peach, guava and lime with a touch of vanilla.


Our Viognier pairs well with spicy cuisines such as Thai or Vietnamese. This wine is also delicious with sushi, sashimi and French cheeses.


The hand-harvested Viognier grapes are gently whole-cluster pressed and then cold settled for 24 hours in stainless steel tanks before moving into barrels. This wine undergoes 25% malolactic fermentation and is aged in new and older French oak barrels. The wine is sur lee aged and stirred every 2 weeks until bottling.


The winter of 2020-2021 had minimal rainfall and mild temperatures leading to drought conditions in Sonoma County. With a warmer than average winter and spring, budbreak was two weeks ahead of normal. Summer was warm and dry, with a few short heat spikes. The warm weather resulted in beautifully ripened fruit and the earliest harvest Ferrari-Carano has ever had, August 16th! The white grape harvest was finished on October 8th.