Native to the Rhône Valley, Viognier has recently been attracting increasing attention across the world. Its floral fragrance and rich, fruited bouquet on the palate make it ideal for assemblages. In South America, young Chardonnays are often blended with some Viognier, which brightens the wine and adds freshness, In Uruguay, Viognier is produced as a reserve wine in its own right, and is also a popular choice for blending with particularly muscle-packed Tannats which require “taming.”