Condrieu PDO

Pierre Jean Villa - Condrieu Jardin Suspendu 2022 – Sku: 409122 – 7
Pierre-Jean Villa
2022
Condrieu PDO
€53.00
Bio
Georges Vernay - Condrieu Chaillées de l'Enfer 2021 – Sku: 408521 – 8
Georges Vernay
2021
Condrieu PDO
€90.00
CLUB AVANTAGE
Yves Gangloff - Condrieu 2022 – Sku: 410922 – 4
Yves Gangloff
2022
Condrieu PDO
€129.00
CLUB AVANTAGE
Château Grillet - Condrieu La Carthery 2021 – Sku: 407121 – 1
Château-Grillet
2021
Condrieu PDO
€189.00
Georges Vernay - Magnum Coteau de Vernon 2019 – Sku: 4098 – 3
Georges Vernay
2019
Condrieu PDO
€260.00
A venir
Monteillet/Stéphane Montez - Condrieu Candice 2022 - Doux 50cl – Sku: 409722
Monteillet - Montez
2022
Condrieu PDO
€38.50
A venir
COUP DE COEUR
Monteillet/Stéphane Montez - Condrieu Chanson 2022 – Sku: 410622
Monteillet - Montez
2022
Condrieu PDO
€40.50
A venir
Stéphane Ogier - Condrieu La Combe de Malleval 2022 – Sku: 407222
Stéphane Ogier
2022
Condrieu PDO
€49.00
A venir
Stéphane Ogier - Condrieu Les Vieilles Vignes de Jacques Vernay 2020 – Sku: 407420
Stéphane Ogier
2020
Condrieu PDO
€75.00
A venir
COUP DE COEUR
Bio
Georges Vernay - Condrieu Côteau de Vernon 2021 – Sku: 408921
Georges Vernay
2021
Condrieu PDO
€139.00
EN RUPTURE
Monteillet/Stéphane Montez - Condrieu Les Grandes Chaillées 2022 – Sku: 407822
Monteillet - Montez
2022
Condrieu PDO
€34.90
EN RUPTURE
François Villard - Condrieu DePoncins 2021 – Sku: 409621
François Villard
2021
Condrieu PDO
€49.20

Condrieu, a prestigious white wine AOC of the Rhône Valley

While the Côte-Rôtie appellation is dedicated to red wine, the nearby and equally famous Condrieu appellation is the kingdom of white wine. These crus of the northern Rhone valley are dedicated to Syrah and Viognier, two grape varieties that express all their richness through these rare and sought-after AOCs. Condrieu is also the northernmost white appellation in the Rhône Valley. The wines are always delicate and smooth, qualities that have earned it an international reputation.

General presentation of the appellation

The Condrieu vineyard is located in the northern part of the Rhône Valley, south of Lyon and a stone's throw from Vienne. On the right bank of the river, this appellation area of just 160 hectares is adjacent to the AOC Côte-Rôtie and Saint-Joseph. If the Côte-Rôtie sublimates the Syrah, the Condrieu uses exclusively the Viognier. However, this grape variety is common to both appellations; it is used in certain Côte-Rôtie wines in addition to Syrah, up to a maximum of 20%.

These AOC wines are produced in 7 communes at the crossroads of 3 departments: Condrieu in the Rhône, Chavanay, Malleval, Saint-Michel-sur-Rhône, Saint-Pierre-de-Bœuf and Vérin in the Loire, and Limony in Ardèche. The Condrieu vineyard also includes a very small enclave of a few hectares devoted to the Château-Grillet appellation, where Viognier also reigns supreme.

As in Côte-Rôtie, the Condrieu vineyards are particularly steep and demanding. At the foot of the Pilat massif, they benefit from soils, sunshine and a climate that are perfect for growing Viognier.

Characteristics of Condrieu

Condrieu is most often drunk young, but it can age very well (5 to 15 years), especially the great terroir wines of the appellation. This white wine has a pale gold colour with bright reflections. Its characteristic aromas of apricot and white peach are enriched by floral notes, a perfumed and heady bouquet of violet and iris that is most seductive. Supple, unctuous, with a good length and great freshness on the palate, the white wines of the AOC Condrieu are particularly rich and elegant. They are among those wines sought after by discerning collectors and whose prices can sometimes soar.

How to taste a Condrieu

Before serving a Condrieu, it is advisable to decant it. Prefer a serving temperature of between 11 and 13°.

It is a wine that goes wonderfully well with sophisticated dishes highlighting regional products, such as fish from the Rhône. It owes its reputation, in part, to a great two-starred restaurant in Vienne, La Pyramide, where the chef Patrick Henriroux works. A Condrieu is also perfect with shellfish such as lobster, prawns, scallops or langoustine. It also goes well with foie gras, white pudding, poultry, veal and pork, as well as noble fish such as monkfish or turbot. As for cheese, Rigotte de Condrieu, an AOC goat cheese, is ideal. Finally, apricot desserts will resonate with the aromatic richness of the wine.

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Château-Grillet

Château-Grillet, the myth... An estate of 3.5 hectares in monopoly on the eponymous appellation reinforcing the legend of the almost untraceable cru...

François Villard

« Ce n’est pas parce que le trublion François Villard ne se prend pas au sérieux qu’il ne faut pas considérer son travail avec l’attention que méritent les plus grands. Cet autodidacte aime les vendanges concentrées et tardives, pour aller chercher, non pas la surmaturité, mais la parfaite maturité. En rouge, La Brocarde en Côte-Rôtie et Reflet en Saint-Joseph s’affirment souvent parmi les plus grandes réussites du secteur. Ces derniers millésimes, les blancs ont gagné en précision et en fraîcheur. Nous nous en réjouissons. » 2*/3 RVF Guide

Georges Vernay

"Christine et son mari Paul Amsellem maintenant épaulés par leur fille Emma, maintiennent ce domaine parmi l'élite mondiale, en blanc comme en rouge.

Monteillet - Montez

Stéphane Montez is one of the most dynamic winemakers in the Chavanay area, and in the last few years he has succeeded in becoming a must for wine lovers in the Northern Rhône.

Pierre-Jean Villa

"Pierre-Jean Villa s'est imposé en quelques années comme l'un des vignerons les plus doués de sa génération, créant son domaine à la force du poignet et surtout de la pioche.

Sottimano

Rino Sottimano took over the estate in 1975. His son Andrea joined him in 1994 along with Elena and Claudia. The vineyard is located in the heart of the superb Barbaresco terroirs and the Cotta, Currà, Fausoni, Pajorè and Basarin crus and now covers 18 hectares.

Stéphane Ogier

Stéphane Ogier represents the 7th generation of the family established in Ampuis, the cradle of the Côte-Rôtie.

Yves Gangloff