"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

27 Hl / hectare.

Average annual production

About 14.000 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 2013

Wine Spectator - Issue: Web Only - 2014

Score: 94

Offers a flattering, corpulent feel, with pear, creamed peach and papaya notes that glide along, lined with macadamia nut, bitter almond and green fig details. A flash of salted butter gives the showy finish good contrast. Very long, exhibiting gorgeous mouthfeel. Drink now through 2018. 90 cases imported. James Molesworth.

 

Gault & Millau

Score : 18,5/20

Gracieuse et élégante dans son approche des saveurs (fleurs et fruits blancs et jaunes), mais racée et percutante dans son allonge sensorielle (épices nobles et boisée torréfiés), cette cuvée embellie sauvagement nos papilles! Epineuse ronce de roses

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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