|I must admit, I’m not usually a big fan of Viognier. Though I love Condrieu — Viognier in its ultimate expression — I usually don’t care much for it otherwise, either on its own or in a blend. Viogniers are often too oily, peachy, and round for me, and so I tend to stay away from them. But I do make exceptions when warranted, and the Luca Ferraris “Sensazioni” Bianco is definitely one of those exceptions. One hundred percent Viognier, this wine comes from Piedmont’s Monferrato region, a place where white wines are more often made with Cortese, Chardonnay or Favorita. Luca Ferraris is the only grower in Piedmont actually producing Viognier; while others have recent plantings, so far they’ve produced no fruit. So this wine is definitely an exception to the region’s norm.
~ Beth, 67Wine Buyer