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The Wines

Viognier (1984-85, father Pierre cleared the overgrown vineyard) from 0.3 hectare on granite with clay soils on Chéry at Vérin, Viognier (1950s, early 2000s) from 0.2 hectare on sanded granite soils on La Caille at Condrieu, fermented, raised used 228-litre oak casks 10-12 months, malo completed, 1,500-2,000 b

2018 ()

pale yellow. Ripe pear and apricot aroma. The attack is on white fruits, pear in syrup, with a little sweetness. It drifts towards the finish, shows some tang, bitter on the close. 13°. To 2022 Dec 2019

2017

yellow colour. Pear, white fruits, fennel, banana airs on the nose, which could be clearer, more distinct. The palate has a stewed fruits flavour, peach stone, nectarine, the close rather exerted, preceded by soft content. The fruit on the finish isn’t quite round, ripe. 13°. To 2021 Dec 2019

2014

pale, flinty colour. The nose gives a low-key pear fruit aroma, a little beeswax. This is gentle, floral, nice and natural wine with quiet gras richness. It is bonny, unpretentious wine with tender pear fruit. “It is very fruited, floral, “ François Corompt. 13°. €21. 2017-18  Dec 2015

2013

very pale; greengage plum, nutty air with some honey and SO2. This is tight, a little stretched on the palate, has a white fruits jam flavour, ends early. “It is mineral, more than the 2014,” François Corompt. To 2017  Dec 2015