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Condrieu Les Grandes Chaillées, Domaine du Monteillet, 2012

A Condrieu I love to enjoy right now, aromatic (yellow fruits), mineral, fresh, long and persistent. A lovely nose and palate to enjoy during a dinner with with a grilled foie gras with mango or pork and shrimp dumplings.
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Appellation

Condrieu is arguably the northern Rhone's most distinctive white wine appellation. It covers white wines made exclusively from Viognier.

Estate

23 hectares of vines in Rhone Valley, Stephane Montez is a leading winemaker with an international experience in Australian, Californian, South-African vineyards. During his visit in France this year, Condrieu was served to Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China.

The Condrieu wines are made to be tasted in their youth.

Grapes

100% Viognier

REGION: Rhône Valley

Our sommelier’s comments

Beautiful gold with green tints
Fresh, persistent nose with yellow fruits such as peaches, apricots, mango, white flowers, white pepper. A good minerality from the terroir.
Smooth attack before a persistent palate, fresh, mineral, delicate. Notes of yellow fruits for a long finish. A real pleasure!
Aperitif, grilled foie gras with mango, pork and shrimp dumplings, grilled calamari
Wine service temperature: 10-12°C.
Maturity: ready to drink, up to 8 years cellaring

Characteristics

Dry Sweet
Aromatic Very aromatic
Non fruity Very fruity
Non spicy Very spicy
Light bodied Fully bodied
Non tannic Tannic
Non oaky Oaky

 

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