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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

39Hl/ hectare.

Average annual production

About 20.000 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.
Imprimer

Vintages 2010

 

Wine Advocate #198 - Dec 2011

Score :  98

Perhaps the finest example of this cuvee Guigal has yet made, the 2010 Condrieu La Doriane flirts with perfection. Profoundly intense with abundant notes reminiscent of caramelized oranges, lychee nuts, apricots, spring flowers and a liqueur of wet rocks, this superb, full-bodied, rich Condrieu possesses slightly higher acids than the 2009. It should keep for 5-10 years. Drink: 2011 - 2021. Robert Parker .....r.

 

Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France

Score : 18,5/20

Un raffinement supérieur au condrieu, dû à un élevage soigné, une allonge fine et pure, des notes gourmandes de nectarine et de melon. Peut-être la meilleure La Doriane jamais produite, car sa fraîcheur et son équilibre sont rares pour une telle richesse, il faut se jeter sur les dernières bouteilles disponibles.  

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.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines