I once confessed to sipping on Condrieu on a weekday morning.
Herewith the culprit.
Dryish, medium acidity, noticeably high alcohol, full bodied and typically waxy feel, with a long finish.
Ps. I just found out that that ‘coteau chéri’ means ‘darling hillside’. Can I hear a collective ‘awww’.
Viti & Vini:
Region: Condrieu AOC, Northern Rhône
100% Viognier planted in 1955 on arzelle soils (decomposed granite, mica and schist) on 4 hectares of South/South East facing sleep slopes. The vineyards are hand worked with no systematic treatments, and only moderate use of pesticides are used.
A third of the grapes are fermented in stainless steel, the rest in barriques (25% of which were new) and aged for 12 months with regular lees stirring, followed by settling for 3 months in stainless steel.
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