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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

Around 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.
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Vintages 2017

BETTANE+DESSEAUVE

Score : 18.5/20

Richement élevé mais la matière le digère parfaitement, une savoureuse note épicée et fumée, un fruité jaune très frais, toucher caressant, intense longueur, équilibre magique, superbe ! 

 

JEB DUNNUCK

Score : 97

Bottled at the end of June and brought up in new barrels, the blockbuster 2017 Condrieu La Doriane is up there with the crème de la crème, and just might be the wine of the vintage in the region. Stunning notes of buttered peach, crème brûlée, white flowers, and honeysuckle all literally soar from the glass. Deep, rich, medium to full-bodied and powerful, like the base cuvée, it stays incredibly pure and elegant. Drink bottles over the coming 4-5 years. Don’t miss it.

 

WINE ADVOCATE

Score : 96

Slightly more forward and flamboyant than the more classically structured 2016, the 2017 Condrieu la Doriane is full-bodied, plush and opulent, loaded with flowers, melons and apricots. Yes, the oak is noticeable, but it adds a relatively restrained note of toasted almonds, serving to focus and lift the waves of succulent fruit. I'd drink this silky-textured beauty over the next few years, while it's still as showy as can be.

 

WINE SPECTATOR

Score : 96 

Intense, with a honeyed edge, this maintains drive throughout, featuring intense apricot, nectarine and peach fruit flavors, lined with mouthwatering bitter orange and anise notes. The long, unctuous finish has serious cut to match. Drink now through 2025. 1,667 cases made, 500 cases imported. — JM

Consumption

A boire/à garder

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