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2016 Pierre Gaillard Condrieu
Single Bottles (75cl) @ £32.00
Cases (6 bottles) @ £192.00
Cases IN BOND(6 bottles) @ £144.00
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Tasting Notes:
The slopes of Côte Bellay and of Boissey are covered by a fine soil of decomposing granite. Facing directly south, they provide an environment where low-yielding Viognier can maximise its aromatic potential. The lees stirring helps develop the variety's complex tropical fruit and floral aromas of lychee, white peach and violets and barrel fermentation in just 10% new oak controls the level of oxygenation to ensure the wine is expressive without being heavy or over-oaked. The resulting wine is very good indeed and very long.
Drinking Dates:
2017 to 2020
Cépagement:
100% Viognier from 2ha south-facing vines at Chavanay and Malleval.
Upbringing:
Hand-harvested. Alcoholic fermentation in barrels at a controlled temperature between 15 and 18°C. Malolactic fermentation in barrels.

Aged 7 to 8 months in 10% new oak from Allier and Nevers. Stirring on lees once a week.

Critic Reviews:
'Green-tinged yellow. Ripe, mineral-accented mango, pear nectar and peach aromas, along with a floral nuance that builds with aeration. In a fleshy, generous style, offering sappy orchard and pit fruit flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. The floral note repeats strongly on the very long, focused finish, which leaves behind a sweet poached pear note.' 91/100 (Vinous.com)

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