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The Wines

Viognier (2007-2009) from 0.5 hectare on granite soils on La Caille at Condrieu, direct whole bunch pressing, decantation, 75-80% 1-2-3 year 228-litre oak cask, 20-25% steel vat fermented at 16-18°C, raised 8-9 months, cask/vat wine assembled before bottling, filtered, first wine 2011, 1,200-1,500 b

2018 ()

(casks) wow! Orange wine hits town! The robe is a burnished gold, orange mix. The nose carries a discreet note of salt, with white raisin, saffron airs attached. It’s a wide start. The palate is chunky, de la terre, carries a full apricot flavour with diverse late contributors, ginger, spice, cooked oranges. It’s a plentiful, quite charged Condrieu, with glow on the aftertaste. Drink with sweetbreads, sauced dishes. 14.5°. 1,200 b. €30. 2024-25 Nov 2019

2014

fine yellow robe. There is a toasted top note to the nose, a marked aroma of pear, with lime below. Vanilla and oak are well present. The palate starts suavely, with easy gras richness present; it ends on a compote, stewed white fruits with a floral touch. It is a bit indistinct, the flavour near banana. There is a late moment of grip and juice. 13.5°. 2020-21 Apr 2016

2012 ()

fine yellow robe. Wax, nutty oak air, a ripple of muscle in the bouquet that has more to give and to open up, leaves an air of Poire William liqueur. The palate is packed-in, sealed, needs another winter to click into gear. Decant this. It has a good, firm foundation, isn’t an open charm Condrieu. It goes straight to la table for veal, country dishes with strong flavours. Pear and apricot notes feature in a firm finale. Slow burn wine, a bit dour. 13.5°. 2019-20 Nov 2013