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Northern Rhône

Condrieu

This white wine has remarkably pure aromas complimented by a soft roundness. A typical expression of the Viognier grape with its aromas of white peach and apricot.

Soil type

Sand and granite. Traditional cultivation on steep terraced slopes.

Grape variety

100 % Viognier.

Average age of vines

30 years.

Winemaking

Alcoholic fermentation at a low temperature in new barrels (1/3) and in stainless steel tanks (2/3). 100% Malolactic.

Ageing

100% in New oak

Average yield

42 Hl/Hectare.

Average annual production

Around 110.000 bottles.

Tasting

Eye : Brilliant clear golden yellow.
Nose : Intensely flowery (violets), and fruity (apricot, peaches and citrus).
Palate : Fresh and round. Rich, unctuous and full bodied.
Overall : Harmonious with light acidity and round fleshy fruits.Delicate and elegant.
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Vintages 2011

 

Wine Advocate #204 - Dec 2012

Score: 90

The 2011 Condrieu is another winner. This wine, which goes through complete malolactic fermentation and is aged in stainless steel tanks (two-thirds) and barrel (one-third), reveals plenty of lychee nut, honeysuckle and white peach notes in a crisp, fresh, elegant, long, substantial style. Robert Parker.

Consumption

A boire

Serving temperature

12°C to 13°C.

Ageing potential

3 to 5 years

Food and wine matching

Aperitif, fois gras or scrambled eggs and truffles, delicate fish.

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