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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

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.
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Vintages 2013

 

 

eRobertParker.com #216 - Dec 2014

Score : 96

Slightly more fresh and focused than the 2012, the 2013 Condrieu la Doriane (aged 9 months in 100% new French oak) exhibits a vibrant bouquet of white flowers, white peach, tangerine and bitter citrus. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied, pure, elegant Condrieu that has terrific depth and richness to go with vibrant acidity, a focused texture and a great finish. It will be better next year and drink nicely through 2018. Jeb Dunnuck.

 

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.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines