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Condrieu

"La Doriane"

Produced from the top 5 terroirs of this famed appellation, La Doriane is an extremely intense wine with a complex range of aromas. On the palate, it is round and fleshy with a lovely freshness which brings harmony.

Soil type

Vineyards on very steep terraces. "Côte Chatillon" CONDRIEU Shale, 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 12 months. 100% malolactic fermentation.

Ageing

New oak only

Average yield

39 Hl/ hectare.

Average annual production

About 18.500 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.
Imprimer

Vintages 2009

 

Wine Advocate #193 - Feb 2011

Score : 95 

The 2009 Condrieu La Doriane, which achieved 15% natural alcohol, is spectacular. Explosive aromas of peach and apricot marmalade, honeysuckle and crushed rocks soar from the glass. Full-bodied and opulent with enticing minerality, this is one of the finest La Dorianes Guigal has yet made. It should drink nicely for 3-4 years. Drink: 2011 - 2015. Robert Parker. 

 

Wine Spectator -  Jun 15, 2011

Score: 93

Pure and long, with gorgeous fig, anise and creamed pear notes that sail through. Buried minerality and a lilting floral note hang on through the finish. Drink now through 2013. 1,600 cases made. James Molesworth.

 

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jan/Feb 11

Score : 93

Light yellow. Musky aromas of casaba melon, lime pith and candied ginger, with slow-building smokiness. Sappy, dense and mineral-driven, at once opulent and tightly focused, with lovely spicy lift contributing energy to its deep honeydew and orchard fruit flavors. The minerality drives a long, spicy, impressively powerful finish. 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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Producing

exceptional wines