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
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at 12-14°C
Optimum maturity: 2017 - 2022
Pork tenderloin with cream
Gambas with curry
Age of vines & yield:
25 to 30 years on average – 29 hl/ha