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Graduated in biology, his passion for vine growing made him come back to his village and take over from his father in 1982. He then reconverted the arboricultural operation by introducing vines and by renting and acquiring vineyard land. André Perret strives to preserve the terroir and not to transform nature, even if nature imposes certain constraints on him, due in particular to the location of the vines on steep slopes organised in terraces. He also insists on not applying systematic treatments to his vines, but only when the terrain requires it. He controls the yields in order to meet the quality and authenticity requirements of his wines that he has set himself.
The Domaine André Perret
The estate practises the art of vine growing in Verlieu, a commune of Chavanay located 50 km south of Lyon. The estate now covers approximately 13 hectares on the right bank of the Rhône. It therefore benefits from the best climates of the appellation. The hills covered with vines give birth to some crus of Côtes-du-Rhône. The Condrieu, the Saint-Joseph or even André Perret's "single variety" wines give off scents and aromas that bear witness to the optimal amount of sunshine in the vines, the exceptional terroir that nourishes them and rigorous vinification.
André Perret's Condrieu wines
The most recognized and prestigious vintages of Domaine André Perret are the wines produced in Condrieu and in particular the "Chery" cuvée. This cuvée Condrieu Chery is produced with 60 year old vines on average and regularly obtains very good ratings from tasters such as Robert Parker. The Condrieu Chery 2017 was rated 95-97/100 by the Wine Advocate.