"Luminescence"

Soil type

Granite, Steeply terraced hillside of Condrieu.

Grape variety

100% Viognier.

Average age of vines

About 25 years.

Winemaking

Fermentation took place in cask at low temperature. It stopped naturally at 15% vol. with 35 g/l residual sugar.

Average yield

12 Hl / hectare

Average annual production

Some 10.000 flute shaped half bottles of 37.5 Cl.

Tasting

Eye : Straw yellow with flecks of amber gold.
Nose : Dominated by an intensely deep and elegant aromatic bouquet, with very marked notes above all of apricot, with undertones of white peaches, pears and lynches
Palate : Very round and full. Above all is the match between elegance and depth. Very opulent texture that assures that this is a GREAT Condrieu that will keep its freshness.
Overall : This wine, despite the intensity of each character is quite extraordinary in its overall balance. We have never seen its like in Condrieu in the history of the House of GUIGAL.

Vintages 2003

The vineyard was vintaged on September the 21st of August when the potential alcoholic degree was reaching 18.4%alc.pot.; so it is an early vintage with residual sugar. It is important to underline the fact that such exceptional vintage conditions are the reason for the extraordinary character of this year in Condrieu.

Consumption

A boire

Serving temperature

10°C / 50°F

Ageing potential

Food and wine matching

Drink as an aperitif or with a fresh fruit dessert.
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