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The Wines

Viognier (2010-15) from loose granite soils on plateau above Condrieu & Ampuis, crop harvested early, whole bunch pressing, tank fermented at 18°C until specific gravity 1040, then into 2-3 year 400-litre oak casks, max temperature 19°C, raised 9 months, malo blocked, filtered, SO2 applied after fermentation & at bottling, first wine 2018, 3,000 b

2018 ()

yellow robe. Has an outgoing bouquet, citrus, peach, wax airs, butter and toasting. It comes forward well, has buttery depth. The attack is crisp, backed by savoury gras, firm peach stone on the close. This is crisp, modern wine for la table. The exit is salty, firm, with orange-marmalade on the aftertaste. “It hasn’t evolved much at all,” Graeme Bott. 13.5°. 3,000 b. Bottled June 2019. 2023-24 Dec 2019