The appellation extends over 7 communes and the vineyards thrive on the left bank of the Rhône river, on steep granitic hillsides at the foot of the Mount Pilat. On this terroir, the Viognier grape variety produces a wine of great aromatic intensity with a mineral finale.
The vineyards are located in the commune of Malleval in the southern sector of the appellation. They are at more than 300 m in altitude, with a south/south-eastern exposure. The soils are a combination of migmatite, granite and gneiss conferring exhuberant aromas and strong mineral qualities to the Viognier grapes.
Manual harvest. After a short cold-soak, the alcoholic fermentation took place in vats followed by the malolactic fermentation in 275-litre oak Laurus barrels. 15 months elevage on fine lees, with a regular stirring of lees during the first 6 months.
Production: 3,000 bottles and 250 magnums
Bottled on: 11th May 2017
"Rich, unctuous and fleshy, with tons of pineapple, peach liqueur and hints of orange blossom, the 2015 Condrieu Laurus is medium to full-bodied, rounded, layered and decadent on the palate...it has a supple, ripe, layered style..." 95 pts, Wine Advocate - Robert Parker, 30 Decembre 2016
Serve at 12-14°C
Optimum maturity: 2017 - 2022
Pork tenderloin with cream
Gambas with curry
25 to 30 years on average – 29 hl/ha
Reknown since the 15th century, this confidential appellation was awarded “AOC” status in 1940 and is one of the greatest French white wines.
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