Here is the selection of great wines of Condrieu, the best Viognier wines in the world. Find the old vintages of Condrieu available, the most beautiful estates of the Condrieu appellation at the best price. Comptoir des Millésimes offers you a quality and fast service for the delivery of your bottles. Among the best producers, you will find Georges Vernay and Yves Cuilleron.
The wine of Condrieu is produced only from the Viognier grape variety. Its production area covers 7 communes. It is one of the smallest crus of the Rhône. The appellation was created in 1940 and today more than 40 producers produce wines from just over 100 hectares of vines. The wines are therefore confidential, it is the price of a maximum yield fixed by a decree at 40 hectolitres per hectare, but wisely reduced to about fifteen hectolitres by the producers who know that quantity and quality do not go well together when it comes to wine. Note: Landlocked in the heart of the Condrieu appellation, on a granite amphitheatre of less than 4 hectares, the Château-Grillet gives its name to a unique appellation: AOC Château-Grillet. It produces very pure Condrieu wines, more mineral than the classic Condrieu, and of great length.
The wines of Condrieu are dry with a wonderful floral nose of peaches, apricots, violets and pears, they are quite alcoholic, with low acidity. The Condrieu wines are best appreciated when young but some vintages have an exceptional ageing capacity.
Among the 10 best producers of Condrieu, we will note : Georges Vernay, Francois Villard, Jean-Michel Gerin, Yves Cuilleron, Guigal, Château Grillet, Chapoutier, René Rostaing, André Perret, Pierre Dumazet.
Some mythical bottles of the Condrieu appellation: Coteau du Vernon de Georges Vernay, La Doriane de Guigal, Villa Pontciana de Francois Villard, Coteau de Chery de Chapoutier and Les Eguets de JM Gerin.
The best vintages of Condrieu are: 1978, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2015, 2017