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The growth of Viognier as a grape variety has been rapid in recent years, and British Columbia has not been left behind. In BC, Viognier wines often have heady scents of jasmine and stone fruit, but maintain their freshness thanks to the region's trademark crisp acidity. Viognier is often blended with Marsanne and Roussanne, two other Rhône varieties that share Viognier's rich, soft texture but lack its aromatic qualities. These blends have proven successful in recent competitions and are gaining popularity in BC. Viognier is also increasingly being used to add perfume, texture, and brightness to Syrah blends. Plantings of Marsanne and Roussanne are still small in BC, but the potential for these varieties in blends with Viognier is exciting.

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