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The Wines

Viognier (1989 in the dip, OK for dry conditions), 2009 on the hillside, dry conditions) from E facing 0.5 ha at 300 metres on Côte Châtillon & from 2018 0.33 ha on Vernon (2014-2015, the Chéry side of Vernon hill), vinification starts in vat, then from 2016 30-70% 500-litre amphora (rising), 30-70% 2-7 year 228-litre oak cask (falling) fermented, raised 10 months (2015 all oak, 12 months raising), malo completed, first wine 2015, from 2018 up from 2,000-3,200 b to 4,250 b

2018 ()

shiny yellow; the bouquet is measured, smoky, has honeysuckle, acacia flower musky airs that evoke early summer days, the fruit white peach, pear. The palate extends on a discreet spine flanked by peach, nectarine, dried apricot flavours. The close is firm, oily. This is table wine, just a bit low on acidity, has a fleshy style. The first vintage with some Vernon in it. 14.5°. 4,250 b. Bottled Aug 2019. “The degree is reasonable thanks to the freshness of our East facing Châtillon vineyard. We raised the amphora proportion to 70% this year - from 30% in 2016 and 50% in 2017,” J-P Jamet. To 2024 Dec 2019

2017 ()

pale, gleaming yellow colour; pear in syrup depth on the nose, with wax airs, the fruit ripe and abundant. The palate presents peach, apricot, with floral musk, lengthens with fineness, late detail, a touch of clarity. It’s a little more decisive than 2018, which I like, so it ends well, with peach-mineral and cooked lemon, citrus notes. 14.2°. To 2024 Dec 2019

2016 ()

½ bottle: pale yellow. Has a floral, buttery air, soft pear fruit, light smoke; it’s harmonious and curvy. The palate has good style, a gentle cascade of white fruits, pear notably, plus white plum. It extends with detail, has a fine close. Charm, restraint here. Bottled July 2017. 2021-22 Nov 2017

2015

flinty yellow robe. The nose has an attractive, expansive air of pear, apricot, a plump style. The palate has a sturdy profile – stewed white fruits, a note of spirit that I’ve found before. It ends on some firm, tangy grip, close to tannin. I find the nose ahead of the palate. This is table wine – sauces, white meats. The finale is a bit burnt. 14.5°. 2021-22 Nov 2017 Previously Apr 2016 ***(*) (cask) fine yellow robe. Cooked pear, apricot, mineral and orange zest airs on the nose. This is tight, knuckled wine; it holds tight matterlenthens well, has a steady persistence. A solid wine for la table. Its 14.3° is well integrated; a serious Condrieu. “It’s my first Condrieu after 40 years of Côte-Rôtie; I am very happy with the tension in the 2015,” Jean-Paul Jamet. 2024-25 Apr 2016