2015 Domaine J. Denuzière Condrieu Northern Rhone
Vinification: Condrieu is the most northern appellation in the Rhone Valley producing white wines, the entire appellation covers 110 hectares of vineyards only. When viognier almost disappeared in the 1950’s, a passionate few winemakers kept the appellation alive long enough to see its renaissance in the 1980’s. Today, the AOC covers 110 hectares and has become a global benchmark for Viognier.
This J.Denuzière Condrieu comes from a tiny one hectare plot called 'Le Tinal', it is a very steep terraced vineyard and it is farmed sustainably.
Harvested by hand using small baskets, pressed and cold macerated over twenty four hours, 30% of the must is then transfered into barrels and the rest in stainelss steel tanks for fermentation. The wine is matured on lees from ten to twelve months with regular bâtonnage.
Color: Golden yellow.
Nose: Peach and tropical fruits with outstanding minerality and rich fruity aromas.
Palate: It is elegant, opulent and focused, white peach and lime with a lingering exotic finish.
Other: Will pair well with rich fish dishes, shellfish, chicken or pork, preferably served with a buttery or creamy sauce.
Shop By Region: Condrieu, France
Shop By Varietal: Viognier
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