Condrieu 2017 Chery - André Perret
Soil: crumbly and granitic, mica and schist.
Exposure: single hillside facing south/south-east.
Average age of the vines: 60 years.
Yield: approx. 35 hl/ha. for 3 cultivated ha.
Grape variety: Viognier (single variety).
Method of cultivation: Traditional, as it is entirely manual. No systematic treatment, but only when required.
Yield control: July/August: green harvest. Leaf thinning.
Fermentation: 1/3 of the production in stainless steel tanks and 2/3 in wood.
Maturing: 12 months. Regular stirring and racking. Temperature and hygrometry control. It is then kept on the lees for one year before being bottled.
This Condrieu with its golden yellow colour is a tasty combination of elegance and power. This strong character comes from the exceptional exposure of its hillside and the age of its vines. Its bouquet composed of citrus fruits, violets and peach-apricot gives it an ample and rich palate, with always that hint of acidity that brings this wine to keep.
This wine can be enjoyed within 3 to 10 years of ageing at a temperature of around 12-14 degrees. It is advisable to decant it before serving: it will then offer all its richness more quickly. It will go wonderfully well with foie gras, poularde à la crème or shellfish such as lobster and langoustine.
|Note||Between 95 and 97|
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|
|Areas of Rhône||André Perret|