LVT 2019 r 2018 wh The Condrieu Clos Chanson and Chéry are STGT wines of high accomplishment. André is a great and leading exponent of the Viognier, securing rich and full complexity, notably in the Chéry. All the whites, including the St-Joseph blanc, are distinguished; they receive a longer than average raising of 12-13 months.
The reds reflect the northern St-Joseph style of pepper, and tightly textured black fruit. The old vine Les Grisières is a wine to leave until four to five years old; it gained in depth and authority during the 2010s, and in 2018, André left 20% of the stems on it, seeking incrased coolness and a slightly lower degree. Soils have been worked since 2005, and André has invested in hot and cold cellar systems: things are certainly on the go here. His little white wine, the Marsanne vin de pays, is a must buy if you are passing his door. In 2010 André bought the 1.5 hectares of vineyards of Robert Jurie des Camiers after the latter's death - these had been en metayage before - rented with part of the wine going to the late Robert under his own label. Their bright daughter Marie, who has spent time in California, is now on the domaine.
André & Dominique, daughter Marie 17 RN86 Verlieu 42410 Chavanay
Tel: +33(0)474 87 24 74
Countries exported to:1) GB 2) USA 3) Japan
Percentage Exported: 50%
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