Lemon-lime aromas are light, floral and simple to like, while the flavors of apricot, peach and lime are basic but refreshing. More pleasant and easygoing than exact or serious, with cleansing acidity and manageable alcohol (Viognier often tops 15%). Less “varietal” than Viogniers from France or California.
Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.