"La Doriane"

Soil type

Vineyards on very steep terraces. "Côte Chatillon" CONDRIEU Shale, silicone limestone 1 ha "Colombier" ST MICHEL SUR RHÔNE Granite, sand. 1 ha " Volan " ST PIERRE DE BOEUF Granit with iron oxyde. 1 ha " Coteau de Chéry" CONDRIEU. 0,5 ha

Grape variety

100% Viognier.

Average age of vines

35 years

Winemaking

A wine made and matured exclusively in new oak barrels for 9 months. 100% malolactic fermentation.

Ageing

New oak only

Average yield

32 Hl / hectare.

Average annual production

About 13.000 bottles

Tasting

Eye : Brilliant clear pale golden yellow.
Nose : White flowers, apricot, white peaches. Intensely powerful and elegant aromas.
Palate : Freshness, round, rich and full-bodied. Fully expressive of the terroir. Great finesse and freshness.
Overall : A pleasant light acidity is well balanced with round fleshy fruitiness.

Vintages 2008

 

Wine Advocate #193 - Feb 2011

Score : 92

The 2008 Condrieu La Doriane is one of the top dry white wines of the vintage. Exotic notes of tropical fruit intermixed with crushed rock and spring flower aromas jump from the glass of this medium to full-bodied effort. It possesses a level of concentration and complexity that is rare in this year. Robert Parker.

 

Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2010

Score: 92

Lovely, inviting aromas of creamed yellow apple, peach and persimmon give way to a mouthfeel that's surprisingly lush for the vintage, letting additional pear, melon, buttered brioche and quince notes pump through the lengthy, dense finish. Bold but well-defined. Drink now through 2011. 1,000 cases made. James Molesworth.


Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Jan/Feb 10

Score : 92

Pale gold color. Citrus, vanilla bean, smoke, candied ginger and crushed rocks on the fragrant nose. Fat, ripe and gently sweet, with very good clarity and cut to the flavors of orange, peach, smoky brown spices and minerals. With air the oak notes recede into the lush fruit, where they stay hidden until the tail end of the finish. This tactile, energetic and sexy wine is pretty primary right now and Guigal thinks the oak will not be playing much of a role after a couple of years. Josh Raynolds.

Consumption

A boire

Serving temperature

12°C to 13°C.

Ageing potential

About 5 years.

Food and wine matching

Aperitif, foie gras or scrambled egg and truffles. Delicate fish.
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