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CHATEAU DU ROZAY

LVT 2002  wh  Some of the best vineyard sites and oldest Viognier (1921) at Condrieu, that 0.07 hectare of Viognier still giving fruit in the 1990s.

Jean-Yves, the son of the original owner Pierre, who was a Lyonnais textile merchant, was unable to make the economics pay and from 2004 until the early 2010s sold his crop to Chapoutier, working what was then a tired vineyard under their supervision. Chapoutier bought the vineyard in the early 2010s. From 2004 until 2009 the Rozay fruit went into the Chapoutier Condrieu Invitare. Now there is Chapoutier Coteau de Chéry on its own.

In its heyday - the 1970s and part of the 1980s - this was one of the best, most flamboyant Condrieus, delivered with real panache - gourmand richness and wavy texture. From 1969 to 1978, the grapes were vinified by Georges Vernay, with 2,000 bottles produced per annum. From 1979, the first vintage of son Jean-Yves on the property to help his father and the régisseur, until 2003, the wine was made at the Château in very basic old cellar. Jean-Luc Colombo became the consultant oenologue in 1988, which prompted the use of younger oak and a search for more freshness. I have happy memories of the 1971, the 1976 and the 1979

Jean-Yves Multier Le Rozay, 69420 Condrieu - Last vintage 2003

Tel: +33(0) 474 87 82 92

Countries exported to:1)GB 2)Belgium 3)USA

Percentage Exported: 10%

British Importers: was Yapp Brothers Mere Wiltshire BA23 6DY